Heptune presents:

I'm Yours

    (Green, Harburg)

Transcribed from vocals by Ruth Etting, recorded August 27, 1930, from "Leave It to Lester,"
From Ruth Etting, Living Era, Academy Sound and Vision, Ltd., CD AJA 5008.

Ask the sky above, and ask the Earth below,
Why I'm so in love, and why I love you so,
Couldn't tell you though I try, dear,
Just why, dear, I'm yours.

When you went away, you left a glowing spark,
Trying to be gay is whistling in the dark,
I am only what you make me,
Come take me, I'm yours.

How happy I would be to beg and borrow,
Or sorrow with you,
Even though I knew tomorrow
You'd say we were through.

If we drift apart, then I'll be lost alone,
Though you use my heart for just a stepping stone,
How can I help dreaming of you?
I love you, I'm yours.

Ever since we parted with the love we started with,
I can't erase you from my mind;
Really, it's regrettable; you're non-forgettable;
Every place I go your face I find.
What would nighttime be with every star away?
What is life to me when you are far away?

Ask the sky above, and ask the Earth below,
Why I'm so in love, and why do I love you so,
Couldn't tell you though I try, dear,
Just why, dear, I'm yours.

When you went away, you left a glowing spark,
Trying to be gay is like whistling in the dark,
I am only what you make me,
Come take me, I'm yours.

How happy I would be to beg and borrow,
Or sorrow with you,
Even though I knew tomorrow
You'd say we were through.

If we drift apart, then I'll be lost alone,
Though you use my heart for only a stepping stone,
How can I help dreaming of you?
I love you, I'm yours.



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Published 1/1/01.


 


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