You Don't Know What Love Is

Billie Holiday, Ray Ellis Orchestra

About You Don't Know What Love Is

"You Don't Know What Love Is" is a popular song of the Great American Songbook, written by Don Raye (lyrics) and Gene de Paul (music) for the Abbott and Costello picture Keep 'Em Flying (1941), in which it was sung by Carol Bruce. The number was deleted from the film prior to release. The song was later included in Behind the Eight Ball (1942), starring the Ritz Brothers. "You Don't Know What Love Is" was again sung by Carol Bruce; it was her third and final film until the 1980s. After Miles Davis recorded an instrumental version of the song in 1954, it became a jazz standard, with Dinah Washington releasing the definitive vocal version a year later. Other noteworthy recordings were made by Billie Holiday and Sonny Rollins. 


Year:
1958
62 Views
Playlists:
#1

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

You don't know what love is
Until you've learned the meaning of the blues
Until you've loved a love you've had to lose
You don't know what love is

You don't know how lips hurt
Until you've kissed and had to pay the cost
Until you've flipped your heart and you have lost
You don't know what love is

Do you know how lost heart feels
At the thought of reminiscing
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing

You don't know how hearts burn
For love that cannot live yet never dies
Until you've faced each dawn with sleepless eyes
You don't know what love is

You don't know how hearts burn
For love that cannot live yet never dies
Until you've faced each dawn with sleepless eyes
You don't know what love is

What love is

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer


Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Harris April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. more »

FAVORITE (3 fans)


Genre:

Written by: DON RAYE, GENE DE PAUL

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the You Don't Know What Love Is Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "You Don't Know What Love Is Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Sep. 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/24939853/Billie+Holiday>.

    Missing lyrics by Billie Holiday?

    Know any other songs by Billie Holiday? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    In Erasure's hit song A Little Respect, what is the final word in the line: "Soul, I hear you ......"?
    • A. calling
    • B. shouting
    • C. falling
    • D. talking

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Billie Holiday tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies in which is played

    You Don't Know What Love Is

    »