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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Don't Take Your Love from Me

By Henry Nemo
1941

One of the most successful compositions of popular Hollywood hipster and songwriter Henry Nemo, who is often referred to as the inventor of "jive talk". He was also the alleged inspiration for the commercial cartoon character Charlie the Tuna. This song was a big hit for him, and was introduced by the minor '40s songstress Joan Brooks.

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:

Keely Smith
Frank Sinatra
Lena Horne
Julie London
Doris Day

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