This Can't Be Love
The Boys From Syracuse, (1938)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
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VERSE 1
He: In Verona, my my late cousin Romeo
Was three times as stupid as my Dromio.
For he fell in love
And then he died of it.
Poor half-wit!
REFRAIN
This can't be love
Because I feel so well—
No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs.
This can't be love,
I get no dizzy spells.
My head is not in the skies.
My heart does not stand still—
Just here it beat!
This is too sweet
To be love.
This can't be love
Because I fell so well,
But still I love to look in your eyes.
VERSE 2
She: Though your cousin loved my cousin Juliet,
Loved her with a passion much more truly yet,
Some poor playwright
Wrote their drama just for fun.
It won't run!
REPEAT REFRAIN
COMIC REFRAIN
This must be love,
For I don't feel so well—
These sobs, these sorrows, these sighs.
This must be love,
Here comes that dizzy spell.
My head is up in the skies.
Just now my heart stood still—
I missed a beat!
Life is not sweet—
This is love.
This must be love,
For I don't feel so well,
Alas, I love to look in your eyes.
2010
Jul 23-Aug 7ST 2010The Boys From SyracuseJaqua
2011
Aug 3OFAM 2011My Heart Stood StillJaqua
2012
May 18-20SP 2011-12Siri Vik: Where or WhenJaqua
2013
Mar 6-17SP 2012-13Siri Vik: My Funny Valentine
2017
Aug 2OFAM 2017I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017Words And MusicRecital
Aug 11OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Art Van Damme QuintetCapitol1331
Margaret WhitingCapitol20115
Paul Weston & His OrchestraColumbia39297ZSP6233
Paul Weston & His OrchestraColumbia39645ZSP6233
Connee BoswellDecca2994489723
Flip Philips & His OrchestraMercury8908
10/13/1938Benny Goodman & His OrchestraVictor2609925901
10/28/1938Les Brown & His Band ReknownBluebirdB1001728341
11/02/1938Horace Heidt & His BrigadiersBrunswick825723659B
11/06/1938L.Welk Champagne MusicVocalion453523680
11/18/1938Ruby Newman & His OrchestraDecca2211-A64752
12/04/1938Fred Feibel QuartetVocalion455323796
12/18/1938Rudy Vallee & Frances LangfordDecca2248-ADLA1685
12/21/1939Richard Rogers OrchestraColumbia35381BWCO26360
04/10/1947Margaret Whiting (Frank Devol Orchestra)Capitol1103CAP1830
10/20/1947Andre Previn QuartetRCA Victor20-3041D7VB1802
03/10/1950Jerry GrayDecca24980L5423
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1938The Boys From Syracusestagestage originalintroduced
1948Words And Musicfilmfilm originalinterpolated
This Can't Be Love (1937) This Can't Be Love
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