I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(Baby)
Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928, (1928)
Dorothy Fields (w), Jimmy McHugh (m)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Forothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
Blackbirds of 1928, 1928
VERSE
Gee, but it's tough to be broke, kid.
It's not a joke, kid--it's a curse.
My luck is changing--it's gotten
from simply rotten to something worse.
Who knows someday I will win too
I'll begin to reach my prime.
Now that I see what our end is
All can spend is just my time.
REFRAIN
I can't give you anything but love, baby.
That's the only thing I've plenty of, baby.
Dream a while, scheme a while,
You're sure to find
Happiness and, I guess,
All those things you've always pined for.

Gee, it's great to see you looking swell, baby.
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby.
Till that lucky day you know darn well, baby,
I can't give you anything but love.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Hollywood Dance Orchestra (B.James)Banner71938123
Al Sack And His OrchestraBlack & White2010-
Meyer Davis' Swanee SyncopatorsBrunswick3938-E28470
Lee Sims (Piano)Brunswick4152-AC2533
Peggy LeeCapitol1667
Teddy WilsonColumbia39432ZSP6845
Rose MurphyDecca29674-87868
Griselle,MildredGennett6646X2101
Oscar Peterson TrioMercury89062C1235
Tiny Hill & His OrchestraMercury5546
Rose MurphyMercury81112040
Louis Armstrong Savoy BallroomOkeh8669-401690
Sam Lanin & His OrchestraPathé Actuelle36809
Joe WilburPathé Actuelle32379
Sam Lanin & His OrchestraPerfect14990A
Joe WilburPerfect12458
Buddy MorrowRCA Victor20-3947
Frankie CarleRCA Victor20-4978
Griselle,MildredSupertone9276X2101
05/17/1928Johnny Hamp's Kentucky SerenadersVictor21514-A43990
05/26/1928Copeland,MarthaColumbia14327-DW146348
05/28/1928Lou Gold & His OrchestraHarmony660-H146357
05/28/1928Lou Gold & His OrchestraVelvet Tone1660-V146357
05/31/1928Louisiana Rhythm KingsVocalion15710E27624
06/01/1928Broadway BroadcastersCameo82343166
06/01/1928Ben Selvin & His OrchestraColumbia1424-DW146380
06/01/1928Broadway BroadcastersRomeo6573166
06/08/1928Seger Ellis & His OrchestraOkeh41077-400769
06/22/1928Fenton's New YorkersGennett6523X1466
06/22/1928Manhattan MadcapsSupertone9055X1466
06/27/1928The Goofus Five & Their OrchestraOkeh41069-400834
07/03/1928Ukulele IkeColumbia1471-DW146622
07/24/1928Gay Ellis & Her Novelty OrchestraHarmony706-H146791
07/24/1928Gay Ellis & Her Novelty OrchestraSupertone1005P146791
07/24/1928Gay Ellis & Her Novelty OrchestraVelvet Tone1706-V146791
07/30/1928Mary DixonVocalion1199E27913
08/02/1928Rube Bloom (Piano Solo)Okeh41117-401049
08/06/1928Grace HayesVictor21571-A45893
08/07/1928Imperial Dance OrchestraConqueror71108123
08/07/1928Oriole Dance Orchestra (Schubert)Oriole1319-A8123
08/07/1928Imperial Dance OrchestraRegal8615-A8123
08/27/1928Biff HoffmanBrunswick4046-LAE256
08/28/1928Harry RichmanBrunswick4035-E28107
09/22/1928Shikret's Rhyth-MelodistsVictor21688-47413
10/02/1928Harold Leonard Waldorf OrchestraColumbia1590-DW147097
10/05/1928Margaret HillardChampion15624X2101
10/16/1928George Beaver (Irving Kaufman)Banner72558252
10/19/1928Irving KaufmanRegal8656-8252
10/22/1928Les BackerVocalion15737C2474
10/30/1928Duke Ellington And His OrchestraBluebirdB6280-B48102
10/30/1928Ellington Cotton Club OrchestraVictorV-38008-BVE-48102
11/23/1928Gene AustinVictor21798-49203
11/26/1928Abe Lyman & His CaliforniansBrunswick4136-C2602
12/11/1928Lillie Delk ChristianOkeh8650-402206
03/05/1929Louis Armstrong's Hot FiveColumbia39227ZSP5058
03/05/1929Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraColumbia38221W401690
03/05/1929Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraColumbia38052W401690
03/05/1929Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraOkeh41204-401690
12/22/1932Ethel Waters W Ellington OrchestraBrunswick6517-12783
12/22/1932Mills BrosBrunswick6519-12782
12/22/1932Ethel Waters W Ellington OrchestraBrunswick6758-12783
07/29/1933King's JestersBluebirdB6517-75982
09/13/1935Ramona & Her GangVictor25156-95026
09/23/1935Bob Wills Texas PlayboysColumbia20282DAL129
09/23/1935Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysColumbia37703DAL129
09/23/1935Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysVocalion3264DAL129
10/28/1935Hoosier Hot ShotsConqueror8592C1112
10/21/1936Joe Daniels & His Hot ShotsDecca1594-CE7898
11/19/1936Teddy Wilson And His OrchestraBrunswick7781-20293
01/29/1937Clyde Mccoy & His OrchestraDecca1230-61565
02/19/1937Milton Brown's Musical CowboysDecca5443-61876
06/10/1937Lee O'daniel Hillbilly BoysVocalion3753DAL253
09/06/1937Benny Goodman & His OrchestraVictor25678-09690
10/26/1937Cootie Williams Rug CuttersVocalion3890M672
06/24/1938Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraDecca2042-A64229
06/24/1938Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraDecca25355-64229
11/03/1939Fats Waller & His RhythmBluebirdB10573-B43351
11/03/1939Fats WallerRCA Victor20-1582
02/09/1940Joe Sullivan (Piano)Conqueror950326503
02/09/1940Joe Sullivan (Piano)Vocalion549626503
06/24/1940Connee BoswellDecca3287-A67892
10/07/1940Carmen CavallaroDecca3508-A68203
12/18/1940Benny Goodman SextetColumbia36755CO29260
03/06/1942Dinah Shore W Freddy MartinBluebirdB11487-73510
03/24/1942Ted Straeter & His OrchestraDecca18308-B70569
11/12/1947Peggy Lee (Dave Barbour Orchestra)Capitol5112455
11/02/1949Sy Oliver & His OrchestraDecca27185-76443
04/17/1950Tony BennettColumbia38856CO43132
04/17/1950Tony BennettColumbia39187CO43132
03/01/1951Louis Jordan And His Tympany FiveDecca27620-80635
02/09/1954Paul Quinichette QuintetDecca29197-85848
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1928Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928stagestage originalintroduced
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