Tony Bennett - Girl Talk Lyrics




They like to chat about the dresses they will wear tonight
They chew the fat about their tresses and the neighbor's fight;
Inconsequential things that men don't really care to know
Become essential things that women find so apropos
But that's a dame, they're all the same it's just a game they call it
Girl talk, girl talk

They all meow about the ups and downs of all their friends,
The who, the how, the why -- they dish the dirt, it never ends.
The weaker sex, the "speaker" sex we mortal males behold
But though we joke, we wouldn't trade you for a ton of gold.

So baby stay and gab away, but hear me say that after
Girl talk, talk to me.
So baby stay, and gab away, but hear me say
That after girl talk, talk to me.

But that's a dame, they're all the same it's just a game they call it
Girl talk, girl talk

So baby stay, and gab away, but hear me say
That after girl talk, talk to me.

It's all been planned, so take my hand; please understand
The sweetest girl talk talks of me





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  1. dark dark

    Love from Russia...

  2. Allan Gutsche

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    21 hours ago
    Julie was the ultimate torch singer. Although, not the best vocalist in terms of range, force, etc, Julie must have made a cabaret or any room sizzle and drip with sensuality, with her old school, sexy voice. I totally agree with the insightful responses above, as to why -- if you really listen -- this song is playful, with tongue in cheek, but hardly sexist.
    Lyricist and husband, Bobby Troup was one cool dude. Name me two songs with cooler lyrics than this, and, his best known classic "Route 66". I'm old enough to remember when such was the music of pop/jazz standards that we heard and saw. I don't hate rap and the souless other music we hear today, but can't we still have real songs based excellent chord changes, and playful to profound comments on the human condition.
    Love all the versions discussed, Eliane Elias, Tony B. Great tenor sax insrumental by David "Fathead " Newman -- and many more.

  3. Stephen Daley

    the Godfather of Jazz flavored music

  4. Mike S

    If you can sing this, I believe you can sing any song you like.

  5. Carol Harris

    Such a classy song! He was the epitome of smooth on that recording!

  6. Mike S

    I can hear this playing on my parent's Philco console stereo... but they never had this album... yet I can still hear it.

  7. Qanto

    I love the arrangements and mainly the slight reverb they put in his singing. It had such soul in it !...

  8. Aqua abagail

    "But that's a dame they're all the same"

  9. Jean-Luc Bersou

    GIRL TALK ...to ME .....nothing to add . That's all !

  10. John Hobson

    I hope that the Me Too movement see this song as a tribute to women. It's just a song about a man loving a woman, nothing more, and what a nice sounding song it is.

  11. Baines Liu

    gives me vibe

  12. Mike S

    At the end, he holds a whole note for 4 bars _sans_ vibrato. Wow.

  13. Mike S

    This swings, and is why it's great.

  14. Ric Man

    L 'élégance d 'une interprétation de Neal Hefti au service d'une musique de rêve dont on a tant besoin aujourd’hui

  15. JOao Luiz FREIRE

    Que música, que cantor!!!!!!

  16. fqexpat

    Someone here referred to this song as "cool", and for me it is and was emblematic of the early to late 60's when "cool" was the order of the day. Tony Bennett, Steve McQueen, 007, cocktails, and sharp wardrobes, dancing in softly lit "lounges", and then ...... Well, cool may not be the rule these days, but Tony Bennett along with Neal Hefti's arrangements of songs like this bring it all back for me.

  17. Butch Javier

    I’ve always enjoyed listening to Tony Bennett’s version of Girl Talk. A smooth arrangement and conducted by it’s composer, Neal Hefti.

  18. Alberto Alcalino

    Whar more can be said about this wonderful music: is Tony Bennett. Great.

  19. Paulo Roberto Machado

    Nada a dizer! Só ouvir.

  20. Maria das Graças Pessoa

    Beautiful music

  21. y2k4ed

    I miss the beauty of this era. I felt that I was with real people and it was a healthier time. Today it is so techno. People are more interested in communicating with their phones and computers than life.

    Alf Ching

    Fraid Your Right Chum,But No Good Will Come Of It,You Wait and See

  22. Lamont Russell

    They like to chat about the dresses they will wear tonight
    They chew the fat about their tresses and the neighbor's fight,
    Inconsequential things that men don't really care to know
    Become essential things that women find so ap-pro-pos,
    But that's a dame, they're all the same it's just a game they call it
    Girl talk, girl talk
    They all meow about the ups and downs of all their friends,
    The who, the how, the why, they dish the dirt, it never ends.
    The weaker sex, the "speaker" sex we mortal males behold
    But though we joke, we wouldn't trade you for a ton of gold.
    So baby stay and gab away, but hear me say that after
    Girl talk, talk to me.
    So baby stay, and gab away, but hear me say
    That after girl talk, talk to me.
    It's all been planned, so take my hand; please understand
    The sweetest girl talk talks of me.

  23. mark rubin

    i never tired of hearing this song amazing

  24. Paulo Roberto Machado

    O arranjo é espetacular, parabéns Neal Hefti! Quanto a Tony Bennett............

  25. Brian Appleby

    The Peddlers also did a great version, this is just class

    Noureddin Khames

    To be honest I like the Version by the Peddlers better

    Neurodisco77

    Peddlers were great

  26. Valkyrie Ziege

    ; This is one bitchin' Dego!

  27. compsecure77

    Bennett's greatest song way better than his signature San Fransisco could have been written for him.

  28. compsecure77

    Sinatra and Bennett what more could afficianados want, in these two you had it all and then some.

  29. CacaoRockOnlineRadio

    In my opinion, Tony's greatest performance.

    William Randolph

    This ... and The Trolley Song!

  30. William Hargiss

    Billy May did a wonderful version of this song as well.

    Marcos Floriano de Jesus

    My preferred version.

  31. Butch Javier

    Absolutely delightful rendition of girl talk by tony bennett.

  32. Ilania Abileah

    a sheer balm to the heart on a grey winter day. A man talks about Girl-Talk by one of my favourite male singers.

  33. Joseph Vu

    I wished Andy Williams could have recorded this song.

  34. ML Lawson

    OSCAR PETERSON, ALL MUSIC NO WORDS NEEDED

  35. Ilania Abileah

    JUST LOVE EVERYTHING THAT HE SINGS

  36. Rhys Tomos

    Roman Nose. Manly Nose, 'cos I knows.
    Loves Bennidetto, but Jack Jones wins this song to me.

  37. Richard Lee

    Tony sings this the best. And for all you sad, unattractive female feminists out there, get a life. This song is a classic.

  38. Marcia Regina

    Amo esta musica e hoje é meu aniversário(11/04) ofereço a todos que amam a boa música. Un Regalo para todos. A Gift for all. Thank you .Gracias, . Obrigado por amarem a boa musica.

  39. Richard Lee

    tony's the best vocal version of this wonderful song. but neil hefti is definitive, absolutely, and no surprise there, yes?

  40. 50Emerald

    Julie London (married to Bobby Troup, who composed the lyrics for "Girl Talk") also has a very nice, sultry vocal of this song.

    Allan Gutsche

    Julie was the ultimate torch singer. Although, not the best vocalist in terms of range, force, etc, Julie must have made a cabaret or any room sizzle and drip with sensuality, with her old school, sexy voice. I totally agree with the insightful responses above, as to why -- if you really listen -- this song is playful, with tongue in cheek, but hardly sexist.
    Lyricist and husband, Bobby Troup was one cool dude. Name me two songs with cooler lyrics than this, and, his best known classic "Route 66". I'm old enough to remember when such was the music of pop/jazz standards that we heard and saw. I don't hate rap and the souless other music we hear today, but can't we still have real songs based excellent chord changes, and playful to profound comments on the human condition.
    Love all the versions discussed, Eliane Elias, Tony B. Great tenor sax insrumental by David "Fathead " Newman -- and many more.

  41. livelovelaugh

    OMGN!!!! I LOVE this song !!! And I have even searched for this song once before a few times and I could NEVER find it. THANK YOU Richard Cook!

  42. binkyboobosh1

    Some say the lyrics are dated and a bit sexist. I think they are innocent and something of a celebration and a light hearted dig at women's communication and culture. Certainly, when compared with the violent,  misogynistic and highly sexual crap that finds its way into modern lyrics to songs, there isn't much to complain about here. Those who find this dated have forgotten how to take life a little less seriously.  I've noticed that when this song is sung by a woman, there is an ironic stressing at certain points which changes the meaning and which makes the song very modern. The music is also just so elegant and sophisticated. A product of happy times now long gone.....

    jim partridge

    one of the most intelligent insightful comment I've ever read thank you

    Foster Dog Mom

    I like your comments. The people who howl this is "chauvinist" aren't listening to all the lyrics. They miss the part about "although we joke, we wouldn't trade you for a ton of gold". Also, these lyrics, "So Baby stay, and gab away, but hear me say that after girl talk, talk to me!" The songwriter obviously values what the woman has to say to him, since he wants her to have a good time talking with the girls, and he then invites her to talk to him. When you take the lyrics in their entirety, this song is really quite romantic, and honors the relationship between a man and woman. Indeed, as you state, it is quite elegant music.

    Hamilton Carvalho

    Thais song reminds me the hear of 1967.

    Michael Telzrow

    binkyboobosh1 Well written.

  43. Thays Santos

    love love ☺☺

  44. Susan Meyer

    I'd rather listen to songs, like this, than the garbage passed off as "music" nowadays......

  45. John Jarou

    i remember in the 1960s there was a tv talk show by this name also; hosted by virginia graham.

  46. Zephyr

    I love the hi-hat in the back

  47. EFBensonFan

    I love John Eric Booth's version! Check him out. He's on YouTube

  48. Greg White

    classic song, even though the lyrics are dated

    Mardi Leigh

    Do you really think that, "Girl Talk", isn't spoken in 2016? Time for a reality check!!!

    Ric Man

    I agree but always amazing

    Lynne Narez

    Sometimes you just have to appreciate life. Life is a Gift.

  49. MecchaKakkoii

    I don't know. "A tonne of gold" is quite a lot...

  50. George Prosser

    Tony Bennett -  Girl Talk ..just remembered this song..

  51. King Of Heaven

    Just great!

  52. Cupcom5

    I'm going to have to watch this movie. This song is really soothing, and he has a really lovely voice

    Mardi Leigh

    +Cupcom5 - Didn't care for the Betty Carter version of Girl Talk. Eliana Elias, is fantastic. I ended up listening to her music for a couple of hours. In the evening I listened all night to Chet Baker. Wonderful, doesn't begin to explain his talent. He was so gifted....his sound is smooth, pensive and filled with pain. Oh, also listened to some Manhattan Transfer. Great, as always.

    Cupcom5

    @Martha Grinnan
     I'll have to check out Chet Baker, I did hear some cover song of it from some lady I'm not sure if it was Betty Carter though.

    The song is really lovely!

    Mardi Leigh

    +Cupcom5
    Do check out Chet Baker. If you are a fan of jazz, I'm sure you'll enjoy his style. I need to find out more info regarding the movie about him. It has not been shown in my area. May be on Blue Ray or On Demand. Enjoy!

    Cupcom5

    @Martha Grinnan
    Definitely, thanks a bunch! =D

  53. jay capp

    Tony sings this Neal Hefti Song real nice.Mmmmmmmm

  54. Dee Snow

    THE MAN. . .THE LEGEND. . .ANTHONY DOMINICK BENEDETTO...RENAISSANCE MAN. . .HAVE YOU SEEN HIS ART WORK?

  55. Derek Austin

    Just class, forget all that PC crap..

    J Michael

    +Derek Austin You want to hear something that is so TOTALLY non-PC? Search up "Black Coffee:" by Julie London!

  56. 50Emerald

    "Girl Talk" is a charming song first heard in a quiet lounge scene in the 1965 film, "Harlow."  I may get brickbats thrown at me, but I have always *loved* this tune.  Let us all regain our senses of humor and simply be nice to each other.

    Robert Roth

    "Harlow" has the melody, written by Neal Hefti, but what really makes the song are these lyrics, which were written by Bobby Troup. https://secondhandsongs.com/work/91786

    amaraland1

    Agree! No brickbats thrown from this girl. It was a fabulous era. Here's one for everybody...and I LOVE IT too: "Wives and Lovers" Jack Jones. ❤❤❤❤

    Bob S

    @Robert Roth I understand what you are saying, but must respectfully disagree. The lyrics were typical sexist lyrics of their era. What made this so very special was the Hefti music. He captured Harlow perfectly, the only wonderful and accurate portrayal in the film. I will credit Carroll Baker and Red Buttons, but the movie was so full of bad writing and biographical inaccuracies. Only Hefti made it the gem it is. The lyrics were clever for their day, but don't stand the test of time like Hefti's still amazing creations.

  57. Juss Sayin

    This song and Wives and Lovers have to be two of the most sexist songs of the 1960s.

    amaraland1

    I AGREE ON BOTH!! Thank You! ❤❤❤❤❤

  58. Mirna Ferreira

    😍😍

  59. paulisthelegend

    Krule is a genius

    Griffin Schoenbaum

    @paulisthelegend no doubt

    cthatboaa

    💯💯💯

    Chuck Pariah

    paulisthelegend king krule? did he sample this or something?

    lairwavdd

    lofty 305, babeo baggins - talk to me

  60. chris23139

    i pity the one who gave this a thumbs down.........#urearsworkin?

  61. majordegan

    I like Marcus Bachmann's rendition much better.

  62. Woozler554

    Sounds so good, but of course, you'd never hear a song like this today. Liberals take the fun out of absolutely everything in life.

    L smith

    Liberals wrote and played and still play (jazz musicians) this very song. Tony Bennett is a life long Democrat. Dipshit.

    fqexpat

    And you know what? You probably never will. Now, just listen to the music, or go back to Fox News.

    Nick Riggio

    @fqexpat FOX news is now as stupidly leftist as CNN.

    Neurodisco77

    Not sure. I'm somewhat socialist and I love this kind of music

    Neurodisco77

    @L smith True, but modern Democrats look way less tolerant and fun-lovin' than the Bennett generation ones

  63. Ronald Charles Epstein

    This was before Tony Bennett hung out with tattooed punks.

  64. RAMLIA1

    ❤️❤️❤️

  65. Myst Eree

    goddamn the opening chord progressions give me shivers. the same feeling i get from quality oldschool hip hop, drumnbass, techno, watever!! Timeless Purity. Good Intentions.

    Mike S

    Myst Eree That walking bass, right?

  66. John D

    Tony sings this beautifully! I love Jack Jones' version too! What a cool song.

  67. Daniel Sanchez

    I just love this era.  When women were women, and men were after them.

    Rhys Tomos

    Jack Culler Well Said Sir!

    Guccierrez

    This was the best era for sure! Segregation, polio, and best of all, no internet! But seriously, I think the only good thing about it was the music.

    neil

    Daniel Sanchez before the air got clean and the sex got dirty.

    Cayle Barsby

    Pursued in a gentlemanly way and also men and woman cared about what they wore in the dress sense

    Ethan Wilson

    Woozler554 lighten up, Francis!

  68. glennmach

    Great Vocal performance from Tony Bennett on Neal Hefti & Bobby Troup Classic - Girl Talk ! Thumbs Up ! Great Orchestra Arrangement as well. Regards, Marc Jones..Los Angeles, U.S.A. (Australian Vocalist-pop/jazz/American song book)
    Marc Jones Australian vocalist Sings Girl Talk by Neal Hefti & Bobby Troup

  69. Carlos Caso-Rosendi

    Delicious and politically incorrect lyrics. I love it.

  70. Drew Turner

    In his prime that was one of the most beautiful timbres in the world. Long live Tony B !

  71. jennifer86010

    After listening to the monotone bluesy noise that passes for pop singing in today's world, I couldn't help but notice how melodic Neal Hefti's "Girl Talk" really is.  Even more, the note intervals in this melody are very difficult to sing, and Tony sings them perfectly in tune with nothing backing him up but bass and drums during the first chorus of this recording.  There are lots of recording artists today who pass as singers, but Tony really is a singer's singer.  I've heard him live many times as well as on recordings and he is an American treasure, not just because he's a star, but because he sings really well.  Sinatra called him "The best in the business" and that was when Frank was also competing for record dollars. How many pop singers of today's generation will be able to sing a note when they're in their eighties? 

    Jean-Luc Bersou

    I don't think the melodic line of "GIRL TALK " is difficult
    since you have " jazz and blues " musical ear. There
    are lot of repetitive notes and the wonderful chords progression tights to the melody . I discovered the song
    long time ago with Kenny Burrell's instrumental , before
    Claude Nougaro's FRENCH cover ( "Dansez sur moi ") and further every rendition of this Neal Hefti's " chef-d'oeuvre . I adore ....
    is

    Mike S

    jennifer86010 This swings. That's what's missing today.

    Jean-Luc Bersou

    @Mike S We still have the choice to listen good
    things instead streaming crap .

    Mike S

    Jean-Luc Bersou Exactly!

  72. tubebitch12

    I, have always loved this song and Tony, sings it like no other!

  73. 47barolo

    Yes, a superb album I never get tired of playing.

  74. 50Emerald

    Tony Bennett has said that this "Movie Song Album" is his favorite. His phrasing on "Girl Talk" is so smooth in a cute, touching, tongue-in-cheek song.

  75. Jose Lyons

    Real music here!

  76. jules m

    totally!

  77. jules m

    no doubt!

  78. lavampire100

    I would love to hear some of today's singers croon this one. This is class and finesse a la Americana.

  79. Joe Cuglietta

    I hear you, , Great Songs

  80. Catherine

    I think that the genius's behind The You Tube concept should be knighted. I wish I know how to contact them and pay my respects. I LOVE YOU TUBE <3

  81. irish89055

    nice.. but wait, I'm still boycotting him over his 9/11 remarks.. .byeee

    Neurodisco77

    Good riddance

  82. June Lynn

    I just adore Tony's version of this classic...so smooth & mellow....thanks so much for posting it!

  83. Go1US1Marines

    thanks for reminding me of Jack Jones' version. It's the one I loved the best, though Tony does his usual great interpretation. How I miss hearing this kind of music back in the day on NYC's WNEW AM.

  84. NECHO II

    Although the JACK JONES version of this song is my favourite, TONY BENNETT also does a beautiful rendition of this classic from the FABULOUS 60'S !

  85. SumFuneeShit

    This is a really beautiful version of this song but there is a really nice jazz version by Ray Bryant that is worth listening to if you like instrumentals.

  86. BillSU77

    Tony's effortless performance, the instrumental backing by composer Neal Hefti - Gorgeous!

  87. 47barolo

    One of Tony's most brilliant songs and so politically incorrect!

  88. musicforfun

    A gorgeous song, a great arrangement and Tony Bennett's usual fine vocal. This is not an easy song to sing and it reminds me of something Burt Bacharach would've written. Love it.

  89. Jacyra Maria Ribeiro Aranha

    The melody is more beautiful than the words. So gently and smooth made for Tony voice. Oh my Godness... I love this melody!

  90. RetroTony1959

    @sophieepiot You're not kidding. What a totally different world we live in today. America has changed for the worse in my opinion. The things I learned from my Dad and uncles would certainly be considered "Politically incorrect" today. The America I grew up in was 10 times freer than today. I had 8 brothers and even from the 60's into the 70's we were never allowed to have long hair.and didn't do drugs but we sure drank and smoked cigarettes from an early age. lol

  91. Steve Tatz

    Good instrumental too from Neal Hefti...Hefti also did Batman theme

  92. RetroTony1959

    60's Childhood memories,my Dad and Uncles sitting in the living room hearing this album and the smell of cigarettes and the klinking of glasses filled with Scotch on the rocks. My brothers and I wrestling in the other room. Great childhood times.

  93. NECHO II

    BEAUTIFUL !

  94. Frank Steltenkamp

    Fantastic.