It was first performed by Belle Baker over the radio and recorded in 1931 by Ruth Etting and by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, with vocalist Mildred Bailey. It has been recorded an innumerable times. Notable recording include those by Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra.
Listen to ‘All of Me’ on YouTube:
All of Me Lyrics:
All of me, why not take all of me?
Can’t you see? I’m no good without you
Take my lips, I want to loose them
Take my arms, I’ll never use them
Your goodbye, left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on, dear, without you?
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me?
All of Me Transcriptions:
- All of Me Transcription (Django Reinhardt Guitar Solo (1940) on Master of Jazz)
- All of Me Transcription (Freddy Green Guitar Solo on Count Basie – Live in Japan ’78)
- All of Me Transcription (Lester Young Saxophone Solo on Pres and Teddy)
- All of Me Transcription (Johnny Hodges Alto Sax Solo on Ellington – Jazz Party)
- All of Me Transcription (Kenny Barron Solo Piano on Super Standard)
- All of Me Transcription (Sarah Vaughan Vocal Solo – Scat Solo on Swingin’ Easy Standard)
- All of Me Transcription (Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Solo – Scat Solo on Ella Swings Gently with Nelson).
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All of Me Other Resources
- All of Me @ Wikipedia
- All of Me Harmonic Analysis @ Jazz Guitar Tips
- All of Me Chord Analysis @ Frog Story Records
- All of Me History and Harmonic Analysis @ Jazz Standards
- All of Me example bass line @ BassGuitarCourse