I Can't Give You Anything But Love

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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours. Several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. Due to his invent… more »


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1984
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Gee, but it's tough to be broke, kid
It's not a joke, kid, it's a curse
My luck is changing, it's gotten from 
simply rotten to something worse
Who knows, some day I will win too 
I'll begin to reach my prime

Now though I see what our end is,
All I can spend is just my time

I can't give you anything but love, baby
That's the only thing I've plenty of,baby

Dream awhile, scheme awhile
We're sure to find

Happiness and I guess
All those things you've always pined for

Gee I'd like to see you looking swell, baby
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby

Till that lucky day you know darned well, baby
I can't give you anything but love

Rome wasn't built in a day, kid
You have to pay, kid, for what you get
But I am willing to wait, dear, 
Your little mate, dear, will not forget

You have a lifetime before you
I'll adore you, come what may

Please don't be blue for the present
When it's so pleasant to hear you say

I can't give you anything but love, baby
That's the only thing I've plenty of,baby

Dream awhile, scheme awhile
We're sure to find

Happiness and I guess
All those things you've always pined for

Gee I'd like to see you looking swell, baby
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby

Till that lucky day you know darned well, baby
I can't give you anything but love

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Written by: Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh

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