These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Jack Strachey
Eric Maschwitz
February 14, 2006
February 14, 2006

"These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)" is a British love song that Michael Bublé recorded for his 2006 Extended Play, With Love.

This rendition of the song was later featured in the 2008 extended plays A Taste of Bublé and Special Delivery.

History Edit

The song was written in 1936 by Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey. Due to Keith Prowse, Maschwitz's agent refusing to publish the song because of it being "unsuccessful" in its early days, "These Foolish Things" wasn't released under licensing until 1957. Leslie Hutchinson, although unreleased, was the first person to record the song in 1936.

Lyrics Edit

A cigarette that bears a lipsticks' traces
An airline ticket to romantic places
And still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you

A tinkling piano in the next apartment
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant
A fairgrounds' painted swing
These foolish things remind me of you

I know that this was bound to be
These things have haunted me
For you, my dear, enchanted me
The winds of March that make my heart a dancer

A telephone that ring, but whose to answer?
Oh, how the ghost of you clings
These foolish things remind me of you

The smile of GarboAnd the scent of roses
The waiters' whistlin' as the last bar closes
The songs that Crosby sings
These foolish things remind me of you
Babe, these things remind me of you

Other artists Edit

  • Leslie Hutchinson
  • Nat King Cole
  • Bing Crosby
  • Billie Holiday
  • Teddy Wilson
  • Frankie Laine
  • Sarah Vaughn
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • James Brown
  • Aaron Neville
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Sammy Davis, Jr
  • Bryan Ferry
  • Rod Stewart
  • Stan Getz
  • Benny Goodman
  • Lionel Hampton
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Chet Baker
  • Count Basie
  • Lester Young
  • Bryan Ferry
  • Dorothy Dickson
  • Paris Bennett