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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Don't Take Your Love From Me

By Henry Nemo
1941

Introduced by the lovely Lena Horne, perhaps the last great living pre-WWII vocalist, this song was composed by Henry Nemo. Songwriter Nemo, strangely enough, also happens to have been the inspiration for Charlie Tuna, created in 1961 by an adman friend of his at the Leo Burnett Agency.

Lyrics:

Tear a star from out the sky and the sky feels blue
Tear a petal from a rose and the rose weeps, too
Take your heart away from mine and mine will surely break
My life is yours to make, so, please keep the spark awake

Would you take the wings from birds so that they can't fly?
Would you take the ocean's roar and leave just a sigh?
All this your heart won't let you do
This is what I beg of you
Please don't take your love from me


Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Keely Smith
Doris Day
Julie London
The Four Aces

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