Heart and Soul

In honor of the holiday weekend, a favorite episode of The Fishko Files.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko ponders the mysteries of a popular song...


Frank Loesser's lyrics to "Heart and Soul."
(words by Frank Loesser, music by Hoagy Carmichael)

Heart and soul, I fell in love with you
Heart and soul, the way a fool would do,
Because you held me tight
And stole a kiss in the night

Heart and soul, I begged to be adored
Lost control, and tumbled overboard,
That magic night we kissed
There in the moon mist

Oh! but your lips were thrilling, much too thrilling
Never before were mine so strangely willing

But now I see, what one embrace can do
Look at me, it's got me loving you
That little kiss you stole
Held all my heart and soul