I Get a Kick Out of You Lyrics - Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman All of Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz
length: 3:10
piano: Hank Jones
vocal: Johnny Hartman
arranger: Ernie Wilkins
alto saxophone: Anthony Ortega
baritone saxophone: Danny Bank
bass: Milt Hinton
drums (drum set): Osie Johnson
reeds: Jerome Richardson
tenor saxophone: Lucky Thompson
trombone: Frank Rehak
trumpet: Ernie Royal and Howard McGhee
composer: Cole Porter
lyricist: Cole Porter
My story is much too sad to be told
But practically ev'rything leaves me totally cold
The only exception I know is the case
When I'm out on a quiet spree
Fighting vainly the old ennui
And I suddenly turn and see
Your fabulous face

I get no kick from champagne
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
So tell me why should it be true
That I get a kick out of you

Some get a kick from cocaine
I'm sure that if I took even one sniff
That would bore me terrific'ly too
Yet I get a kick out of you

I get a kick ev'ry time I see
You're standing there before me
I get a kick though it's clear to see
You obviously do not adore me

I get no kick in a plane
Flying too high with some gal/guy in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do
But I get a kick out of you

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  • 1 Blue Skies
  • 2 I Could Make You Care
  • 3 Tenderly
  • 4 The Lamp Is Low
  • 5 While You Were Young
  • 6 Birth of the Blues
  • 7 I'll Follow You
  • 8 I Concentrate on You
  • 9 Stella by Starlight
  • 10 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 11 The End of a Love Affair
  • 12 All of Me
  • 13 Blues Skies
  • 14 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 15 Birth of the Blues
  • 16 All of Me