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If I Should Lose You
1936 Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
"If I Should Lose You" was introduced in the 1936 film Rose of the Rancho.
Also recorded by Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Betty Carter, Charlie Parker, Keit Jarrett.

Recording sessions
1965 May 19-20: New York
If I should lose you
The stars would fall from the skies
If I should lose you
The leaves would wither and die

The birds in Maytime
Would sing a lonely refrain
And I would wander around
Hating the sound of rain

With you beside me
No wind in winter would blow
With you beside me
A rose would bloom in the snow

I gave you my love
But I was living a dream
And living would seem in vain
If I lost you

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1993: Hollywood (US-CA) Oceanway Studios John Chiodini, guitar
If I should lose you
The stars would fall from the sky
If I should lose you