Don't You Know I Care

by Duke Ellington

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 o…




Don't you know I care
Or don't you care to know?
If you know I care
How could you hurt me so?

Darling, you are part
Of every breath I take
Will you break my heart
Or give my heart a break?

I can't figure out what love's all about
And where I fit into your scheme
Am I wasting time? Please tell me
'Cause I'm down to my last dream

Won't you please be fair?
Love me or let me go
Don't you know I care
Or don't you care to know?

Written by: DUKE ELLINGTON, MACK DAVID

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