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Love Me or Leave Me
1928 Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
A US popular song from the 1920s. The song was introduced in the Broadway play Whoopee, which opened in December 1928. Ruth Etting's performance of the song was so popular that she was also given the song to sing in the play Simple Simon, which opened in February 1930.

Recording sessions
1957: New York Beltone Studios
Love me or leave me and let me be lonely
You won't believe me but I love you only
I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else
You might find the night time the right time for kissing
Night time is my time for just reminiscing
Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else

There'll be noone unless that someone is you
I intend to be independently blue
I want your love don't wanna borrow
Have it today to give back tomorrow
Your love is my love there's no love for nobody else

Say love me or leave me and let me be lonely
You won't believe me but I love you only
I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else
You might find the night time the right time for kissing
Night time is my time for just reminiscing
Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else

There'll be noone unless that someone is you
I intend to be independently blue
Say I want your love don't wanna borrow
Have it today to give back tomorrow
Your love is my love my love is your love
There's no love for nobody else

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
Gabriel & Castellon and Maestro Remix
Love me or leave me and let me be lonely
You won't believe me but I love you only
I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else
2015 [3:27] LP 2-5 Little Girl Blue Remixed Music on Vinyl MOVLP 1571 (NL)
 
Suonho Relove
Love me or leave me and let me be lonely
You won't believe me but I love you only
I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else
2015 [4:31] LP 1-5 Little Girl Blue Remixed Music on Vinyl MOVLP 1571 (NL)
 
 
1960 September 11: New York Ed Sullivan Show
 
 
1965 September 30-October 1: New York
Say love me or leave me and let me be lonely
You won't believe me but I love you only
I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else
 
 
1965 September 30-October 1: New York alternate take
 
Unknown recording session
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