Track Title:               As Long As I Live

Album Title:               Harold Arlen Songbook, disc 14
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Billy May
Lyrics by:                 Ted Koehler     (Theodore K.)

Music by:                  Harold Arlen     (b. Hyman Arluck)
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Orchestra:                 Billy May
From the Show:             Cotton Club Parade  1933 (S)

Lyrics:
Maybe I can't live to love you as long as I want to.
Life isn't long enough baby, but I can love you as long as I live.

Maybe I can't give you diamonds and things like I want to,
But I can promise you, baby, I'm gonna want to as long as I live.

I never cared, but now I'm scared, I won't live long enough.
That's why I wear my rubbers when it rains and eat an apple every day then see
the doctor anyway.

What if I can't live to love you as long as I want to.
Long as I promise you, baby, I'm gonna love you as long I live.

{musical interlude}

I'll even wear long underwear, when winter breezes blow
I'm gonna take good care of me because, a sneeze or two might mean the flu,
And that would never never do

What if I can't live to love you as long as I want to.
Long as I promise you, baby, I'm gonna love you as long I live.
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