"That Old Black Magic" as written by Barbra Streisand and Paul H. Williams....
That old black magic has me in its spell
That old black magic that you weave so well
Icy fingers up and down my spine
The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine

The same old tingle that I feel inside
When that elevator starts its ride
Down and down I go, round and round I go
Like a leaf that's caught in the tide

I should stay away but what can I do
I hear your name, and I'm aflame
Aflame with such a burning desire
That only your kiss can put out the fire

You are the lover that I've waited for
The mate that fate had me created for
And every time your lips meet mine

Baby down and down I go, all around I go
In a spin, loving the spin that I'm in
Under that old black magic called love


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"That Old Black Magic" as written by Johnny Mercer Harold Arlen

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    General CommentNot my favorite version, but these guys were great. They seemed so at ease with themselves and with each other when they were on a stage (i.e. music, television) together. I like the song and it has been performed by SOOOO many entertainers/singers. Obviously Barbra Streisand did NOT write for The Rat Pack (as it's written above). The song lyrics are self-explanatory. Here's some history of the origins of the song via wonderful Wikipedia: "That Old Black Magic" is a popular song. The music was written by Harold Arlen, with the lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song was published in 1942 and has become an often-recorded standard with versions by Glenn Miller, the singers Margaret Whiting, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mercer himself, and others. Mercer wrote the lyrics with Judy Garland in mind, who was, on occasion, an intimate partner. Garland recorded the song for Decca Records in 1942. The Glenn Miller recording was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 1523. It charted in 1943, spending 14 weeks on the Billboard magazine charts, peaking at position #1."
    SweetCheeks2on February 29, 2012   Link

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