That Old Black Magic
Johnny Mercer
Harold Arlen
April 1944
January 9, 1947

"That Old Black Magic" is a song that was featured in Frank Sinatra's second studio album, his Columbia album Songs by Sinatra.

Sinatra later re-recorded this song for his 1961 album Come Swing with Me! under Capital Records.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

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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