As Long As I Live
Cotton Club Parade, 24th Edition, (1934)
Ted Koehler (w), Harold Arlen (m)
As Long As I Live
Ted Koehler (w/m), Harold Arlen (w/m)
Cotton Club Parade, 1934
VERSE
What's the use,
There's no excuse
To be hiding what's on my mind,
Lovin' you is a secret I can't conceal.
Since we met
I've been all upset,
But I've really made up my mind
To confess just exactly the way I feel.
CHORUS 1
Maybe I can't live to love you as long as I want to,
Life isn't long enough,
Baby, But I can love you as long as I live.
Maybe I can't give you diamonds and things like I want to,
But I can promise you,
Baby, I'm gonna want to as long as I live.
I never cared,
But now I'm scared,
I won't live long enough,
That's why I wear my rubbers when it rains
And eat an apple ev'ry day
Then see the doctor anyway.
What if I can't live to love you as long as I want to,
'Long as I promise you,
Baby, I'm gonna love you as long as I live.
CHORUS 2
Maybe I can't live to love you as long as I want to,
Life isn't long enough,
Baby, But I can love you as long as I live.
Maybe I can't give you diamonds and things like I want to,
But I can promise you,
Baby, I'm gonna want to as long as I live.
I'll even wear
Long underwear
When winter breezes blow,
I'm gonna take good care
Of me because
A sneeze or two might mean the flu,
And that would never, never do.
What if I can't live to love you as long as I want to,
'Long as I promise you,
Baby, I'm gonna love you as long as I live.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Will Osborne & His OrchestraBanner3299714883
Pappy “Gube” BeaverCapitol40035
Johnny JohnstonCapitol228
Frankie CarleColumbia36892CO35368
Kay Kyser & His OrchestraColumbia37292HCO2216
George Wettling Rhythm KingsColumbia39470ZSP7407
Lena HorneRCA Victor20-1626
Dinah ShoreRCA Victor20-1732
Tex Beneke & His OrchestraRCA Victor20-2260
Will Osborne & His OrchestraRomeo223614883
02/06/1934Harold ArlenVictor24569-81702
02/15/1934Ted Black & His OrchestraBluebirdB5387-81398
02/28/1934Eddy Duchin & His OrchestraVictor24579-B81756
03/03/1934Will Osborne & His OrchestraMelotoneM1294914883
03/03/1934Will Osborne & His OrchestraOriole2861-14883
03/03/1934Will Osborne & His OrchestraPerfect1590214883
03/23/1934Clarence Williams & His OrchestraVocalion267414992
05/14/1934Benny Goodman & His OrchestraColumbia2923-DW152737
09/11/1934Red Mckenzie & Spirit Of RhythDecca302-B38636
11/06/1936Benny Goodman & His SextetParlophoneR 2961C029029
11/06/1936Benny Goodman & His SextetParlophoneR 2695CO 29029
08/04/1938Ben Pollack & His BoysDecca2006-BDLA1365
09/18/1939Bud Freeman Summ Cum Laude OrchestraDecca2849-A66603
09/18/1939Bud Freeman Summ Cum Laude OrchestraDecca3885-A66603
10/16/1939Will Bradley & His OrchestraColumbia35566W26177
09/11/1940Johnny MarvinDecca5904-DLA2154
11/07/1940Benny Goodman Sextet Feat. Count BasieColumbia35901CO29029
11/07/1940Benny Goodman SextetColumbia36723CO29029
02/17/1945Bailes BrothersColumbia36932C4372
02/17/1945Bailes BrothersColumbia20016C4372
10/04/1945Bob Eberly W Vic Schoen OrchestraDecca18729-A73064
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1934Cotton Club Parade, 24th Editionstagestage annual editionintroduced
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