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GUEST,Guest DW 29 Jun 00 - 01:46 PM
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GUEST,DW guest 29 Jun 00 - 05:29 PM
SeanM 30 Jun 00 - 02:33 PM
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Subject: You can't live on love
From: GUEST,Guest DW
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 01:46 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to a song I know some of:

I learned about love from Rudy Vallee
Dorothy Dix and Tin Pan Alley
Let me bring to your attention
What they all forgot to mention is
You can't live on love

Also, the following phrases occur:

You can't make love on an empty tummy
...three square meals a day

Thanks for helping!
DW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't live on love
From: Kohoutek
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 02:42 PM

Can't help you with your question, but as the 'Sneaker Pimps' lyric says:

"If you can't live on love alone, it isn't love"

K.

who happens to be in love...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't live on love
From: GUEST,DW guest
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 05:29 PM

Well, comet, I hope you really can live on love because it would be so inexpensive! This song which keeps coming back to me in snatches came from either Harold Rome's Pins and Needles (in the 40's) or from another political musical Pens and Pencils. Additional words I remember are: You've gotta keep that big bad wolf away

from the door before he gets chummy.

You've gotta.......three square meals a day

Cause you can't make love on an empty tummy...

Did you ever have a duet with your tummy which growls for food while you're cooing and wooing? What cacaphony! Good luck on loving without eating.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't live on love
From: SeanM
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 02:33 PM

Once more...

Refresh

M


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU CAN'T LIVE ON LOVE
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 01:21 AM

from http://www.laborarts.org/exhibits/playsam/exhibit.cfm?id=24
    I heard this at a political rally at Madison Square Garden but never saw its lyrics published, although they have remained with me through the years. If any of our listeners know who wrote it, we would appreciate your letting us know.

    YOU CAN'T LIVE ON LOVE (1938)
    (writers unknown)

    Verse:

    Romance is grand in the moving pictures,
    It's "boy meets girl" and it's "rags to riches" –
    In a cottage small, by a waterfall,
    Love conquers all, and there are no hitches.

    Chorus:

    I learned about love from Tin Pan Alley –
    Dorothy Dix and Rudy Vallee –
    Let me bring to your attention
    What they all forgot to mention --
    That you can't live on love.

    You've got to pay rent to beat the gutter –
    You've got to have dough for bread and butter –
    Hugs and kisses may be thrilling,
    But they aren't very filling
    'Cause you can't live on love.

    You've got to drive that big, bad wolf away
    From your door before he gets chummy.
    You've got to dig up three square meals a day,
    'Cause you can't make love on an empty tummy.

    Don't flatter yourself – it's love you're rich in –
    It won't buy a lamb chop for your kitchen.
    Hugs and kisses are the fashion,
    But a steak must feed your passion
    'Cause you can't live on love.

The lyrics were posted on--Google the following

Play It Again Sam


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't live on love
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 01:26 AM

That whole post except


The lyrics were posted on--Google the following

Play It Again Sam


were from that site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can't Live on Love
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 09:18 PM

The Chicago Repertory Group Collection of Scripts and Scrapbooks, Box 8, Folder 8, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library contains YOU CAN'T LIVE ON LOVE by "Lewis Allan" (Abel Meeropol).

The Chicago Repertory Group, 1933-1947, specialized in plays with social or political significance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can't Live on Love (Lewis Allan?)
From: GUEST,Tom Keough
Date: 11 Jan 10 - 08:00 PM

You can see the words and hear it sung on a website run by the NY Labor History Assocition.
The site is called laborarts.org
If you click on the section called "Play it Again Sam" Henry Foner sings old labor songs from a long time ago . He was worried that all the people who knew these songs are passing on and he organized this set to preserve them.

This is the page link http://www.laborarts.org/exhibits/playsam/exhibit.cfm?id=24


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