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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Half as Much

By Curley Williams
1951

A classic example of a country song that became a pop standard, this one was introduced by Hank Williams in 1952, nearly topping the country charts that year. It immediately crossed over, however, thanks to a number-one hit recording the same year by Rosemary Clooney. Since then, much like another Williams' hit, "Cold, Cold Heart", it has become firmly a part of the American songbook.

Lyrics:

If you love me half as much as I love you,
You wouldn't worry me half as much as you do.
You're nice to me when there's no one else around.
You only build me up to let me down.

If you missed me half as much as I miss you,
You wouldn't stay away half as much as you do.
I know that I would never feel so blue,
If you only loved me half as much as I love you.

Recorded By:

Van Morrison
Patsy Cline
Ray Charles
Petula Clark
Peggy Lee

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