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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

You'll Never Know

By Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
1943

Earning Warren (pictured) and Gordon the Academy Award, this song debuted in the movie Hello, Frisco, Hello, in which it was sung by Alice Faye. Dick Haymes had a number-one hit with it the same year. The lyrics are based on a poem by Oklahoma war bride Alice Faye. The song is known for being the first recorded by Barbra Streisand, who sang it in 1955 at the tender age of 13.

Lyrics:

Darling, I'm so blue without you.
I think about you the live-long day.
When you ask me if I'm lonely,
Then I only have this to say...

You'll never know just how much I miss you,
You'll never know just how much I care.
And if I tried, I still couldn't hide my love for you.
You ought to know, 'cause haven't I told you so
A million or more times?

You went away and my heart went with you.
I speak your name in my every prayer.
If there is some other way to prove that I love you,
I swear I don't know how.
You'll never know if you don't know now.

Recorded By:

Big Maybelle
Frank Sinatra
Shirley Bassey
Vera Lynn
Rosemary Clooney

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