Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

Rufus Wainwright

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"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" is a 1934 popular song with words and music by James F. Hanley. It was introduced by Hal Le Roy and Eunice Healey in the Broadway revue Thumbs Up! The most notable recordings were made by Judy Garland (who recorded it numerous times, including in the 1938 film Listen, Darling and for Decca Records in 1939) and by The Trammps (reaching No. 17 on the US Billboard R&B chart in 1972). Bing Crosby recorded the song for his radio show and it was broadcast on January 17, 1954, and subsequently included in the album Bing Crosby: Shall We Dance? issued by the Crosby family in 2012. This was one of the first songs that Barbra Streisand ever recorded, in 1955 at Nola Recording Studios in New York when she was 13 years old. The recording is yet to be released. Others artists and groups that have recorded this song include Ernestine Anderson, June Christy, Petula Clark, Frank Sinatra, Royce Campbell, the Kirby Stone Four, Billy Eckstine, Richard Himber Orchestra, Brenda Lee, Jesse Belvin, the Coasters, the Communards, the Satintones, the Dimensions, Brent Spiner, Enoch Light, the Move, the Darts, the Rockin' Vickers, Chet Baker, Smoking Popes, Dinah Shore, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Rufus Wainwright (who recorded the song on a tribute album to Judy Garland), Barry Manilow (who recorded it as a duet with Judy Garland, sampling her 1961 version that appears on her album Judy at Carnegie Hall), and Kristin Chenoweth (on her album The Art of Elegance). 


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Dear, when you smiled at me, I heard a melody
It haunted me from the start
Something inside of me started a symphony
Zing! went the strings of my heart

Was like a breath of spring, I heard a robin sing
About a nest set apart
All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
Zing! went the strings of my heart

Your eyes made skies seem blue again
What else could I do again?
But keep repeating through and through
I love you, love you

I still recall the thrill, I guess I always will
I hope we'll never depart
Dear, with your lips to mine, a rhapsody divine
Zing! went the strings of my heart

Your eyes made the skies seem blue again
What else could I do again?
But keep repeating through and through
I love you, love you

I still recall the thrill, I guess I always will
I hope we'll never depart
Dear, with your lips to mine, a rhapsody divine
Zing! went the strings of my
Zing! went the strings of my
Zing! went the strings of my heart

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson. more »

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Written by: James F. Hanley

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