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IF I LOVED YOU From the Broadway Musical "Carousel" (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II) Jan Clayton & John Raitt (Broadway Production) - 1945 Frank Sinatra - 1945 Perry Como - 1945 Iva Withers & Stephen Douglass (Broadway Revival) - 1949 Billy Ternant & His Orch. (vocal: Bobby Breen) - 1949 Dinah Washington - 1950 Carl Holmberg - 1950 (Swedish title " Var Det Karlek") Iva Withers & Stephen Douglass (London Production) - 1950 Eve Boswell - 1950 Jo Sullivan & Chris Robinson (Broadway revival) - 1954 Roy Hamilton - 1954 Shirley Jones & Gordon MacRae (Film Soundtrack) - 1956 Doreen Hume & John Hanson - 1956 Lucien Lupi - 1956 (French title "L'amour Viendra") Barbara Cook & Howard Keel (Broadway Revival) - 1957 Andy Williams - 1958 The Skyliners - 1959 Ivor Emmanuel - 1959 Joni James - 1960 Ray Conniff Singers - 1960 Etta Jones - 1963 Sammy Davis Jr. - 1964 Willeke Alberti - 1964 (Dutch title "In M'n Dromen") Gloria Lynne - 1965 Al Martino - 1965 Jerry vale - 1966 Elvis Presley (Informal Recording) - 1966 Mary Grover & Robert Goulet (TV Production) - 1967 Esther Phillips - 1977 Moira Anderson & Harry Secombe - 1981 Barbra Streisand - 1985 Joanna Riding & Michael Hayden (London Revival) - 1992 Sally Murphy & Michael Hayden (Broadway Revival) - 1994 Julie Andrews - 1994 Katherine Jenkins & Alfie Boe (London revival) - 2017 Also recorded by: Josh Groban & Audra McDonald; Charlotte Church; Bernadette Peters; Mario Lanza; Helen Merrill; Rita Moreno; Elaine Paige; Renato Russo; Bryn Terfel; Richard Anthony; Chad & Jeremy; Johnny Mann Singers; P.J. Proby; The Lettermen; Kathy Kirby; The Vogues; Many Patinkin; Michael Crawford; Valerie Masterson & Thomas Allen; Leslie Garrett; Jeff Lynne; Lianne Carroll .......... and many, many others. As performed by JAN CLAYTON as Julie and JOHN RAITT as Billy in the 1945 Broadway Production: BILLY: Say, tell me somethin'. Ain't you scared of me? I mean, after what that cop said about me takin' money from girls? JULIE: I ain't scared! BILLY: That your name Julie, Julie somethin'? JULIE: Julie Jordon BILLY: You're a queer one, Julie Jordan Ain't you sorry that you didn't run away? You can still go if you wanna JULIE: I reckon that I care to choose to stay You couldn't take my money if I didn't have any And I don't have a penny, that's true And if I did have money You couldn't take any 'Cause you'd ask and I'd give it to you BILLY: You're a queer one, Julie Jordan Ain't you ever had a fella you give money to? JULIE: No! BILLY: Ain't you ever had a fella at all? JULIE: No! BILLY: Well, you must o' had a fella you went walkin' with JULIE: Yes! BILLY: Where'd you walk? JULIE: Nowhere special I recall BILLY: In the woods? JULIE: No! BILLY: On the beach? JULIE: No! BILLY: Did you love him? JULIE: No, I never loved no one, I told you that BILLY: Hey, you're, your're a funny kid D'you wanna go into town dance maybe or... JULIE: No! I have to be careful BILLY: Of what? JULIE: Of my character. You see, I'm never gonna marry I'm never gonna marry If I was gonna marry I wouldn't have to be such a stickler But I'm never gonna marry And a girl who don't marry Has gotta be much more partic'lar BILLY: Suppose I was to say to you that I'd marry ya? JULIE: You? BILLY: Oh, that scares ya, don't it? You're thinkin' about what that cop said JULIE: No, I ain't, I never paid no mind to what he said BILLY: But you wouldn't marry anyone like me, would you? JULIE: Oh, yes, I would! If I loved you It wouldn't make no difference what you did Not even if I'd died first BILLY: Uh, how d'ya know what you'd do if you loved me? Or how you'd feel or anythin'? JULIE: I don't know how I know BILLY: Ahh! JULIE: Just the same, I know how I, how it'd be If I loved you When I work in the mill weavin' at the loom I gaze absent-minded at the roof And half the time the shuttle'd tangled in the threads And the warp'd get mixed with the woof If I loved you BILLY: But you don't! JULIE: No, I don't! But somehow I can see just exactly how I'd be If I loved you Time and again I would try to say All I'd want you to know If I loved you Words wouldn't come in an easy way Round in circles I'd go Longing to tell you But afraid and shy I'd let my golden chances pass me by Soon you'd leave me Off you would go in the mist of day Never, never to know How I loved you If I loved you BILLY: Well, anyway, you don't love me That's what you said, wasn't it? JULIE: Yes! I can smell 'em, can you. The blossoms The wind brings 'em down! BILLY: Ain't much wind tonight, hardly any You can't hear a sound, not the turn of a leaf Nor the fall of a wave hittin' the sand The tide's creepin' up on the beach like a thief Afraid to be caught stealin' the land On a night like this I start to wonder What life is all about JULIE: And I always say two heads are better than one to figure it out BILLY: I don't need you or anyone to help me I got it figured out for myself We ain't important! What are we? A couple o' specks of, of nothin' Look up there... There's a hell of a lot of stars in the sky And the sky's so big, the sea looks small And two little people, you and I We don't count at all You're a funny kid Don't ever remember meetin' another girl like you You, you tryin' to get me to marry you? JULIE: No! BILLY: Well, then what's put it into my head You're diff'rent, alright! Can't think what it is You look up at me with that little kid's face like you trust me I wonder what it'd be like JULIE: What? BILLY: Nothin'! I know what it'd be like It'd be awful! I can just see myself Kinda scrawny and pale Picking at my food And lovesick like any other guy I'd throw away my sweater and dress up like a dude In a dicky and a collar and a tie If I loved you JULIE: But you don't! BILLY: No, I don't! But somehow I can see just exactly how I'd be If I loved you Time and again I would try to say All I'd want you to know If I loved you, Words wouldn't come in an easy way Round in circles I'd go Longin' to tell you But afraid and shy I'd let my golden chances pass me by Soon you'd leave me Off you would go in the mist of day Never, never to know How I loved you If I loved you I'm not a fellah to marry anybody! Even if a girl was foolish enough to want me, I wouldn't! JULIE: Don't worry about it, Billy BILLY: Who's worried? JULIE: You're right about there bein' no wind The blossoms are just comin' down by theirselves Just their time to, I reckon (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2017) ******************** As performed by SHIRLEY JONES as Julie and GORDON MacRAE as Billy in the 1956 film: BILLY: How do you know what you’d do if you loved me? How you’d feel, or anything? JULIE: I don’t know how I’d know, but I’d know how it'd be If I loved you BILLY: But you, you don’t? JULIE: No, I don’t! But somehow I can see just exactly how I’d be If I loved you Time and again I would try to say All I’d want you to know If I loved you Words wouldn’t come in an easy way Round in circles I’d go Longin' to tell you, but afraid and shy I’d let my golden chances pass me by Soon you’d leave me Off you would go in the mist of day Never, never to know How I loved you If I loved you BILLY: Well anyway, you don’t love me. It's what you said wasn’t it? JULIE: Yes! I can smell them, can you? The blossoms, the wind brings them down BILLY: Ain't much wind tonight, hardly any You can’t hear a sound Not the turn of a leaf Nor the fall of a wave hittin' the sand The tides creepin' up on the beach like a thief Afraid to be caught, stealin' the land On a night like this I start to wonder what life is all about JULIE: And I always say two heads are better than one to figure it out BILLY: I don’t need you or anyone to help me I got it figured out for myself What are we, just a couple of specks of nothin' Look up there Why you can’t even count the stars in the sky And the sky's so big, the sea looks small And two little people, you and I, we don’t count at all You’re a funny kid I don’t remember ever meetin' a girl like ya Hey, you trying to get me to marry ya? JULIE: No! BILLY: Well then, what’s puttin' it into my head? I wonder what it'd be like JULIE: If you loved me? But you don’t BILLY: No, I don’t! But somehow I can see just exactly how I’d be If I loved you Time and again I would try to say All I’d want you to know If I loved you Words wouldn’t come in an easy way Round in circles I’d go Longin' to tell you, but afraid and shy I’d let my golden chances pass me by Soon you’d leave me Off you would go in the mist of day Never, never to know How I loved you If I loved you Well anyway, I, I ain't the kind of a fellah’ to marry anybody Even if a girl was foolish enough to want me to, I wouldn't JULIE: Don’t worry about it, Billy BILLY: Who’s worried? JULIE: You’re right about there bein' no wind The blossoms are just comin' down by theirselves Just their time to I reckon (Contributed by Ferda Dolunay - March 2006) (Updated by Lizzi- August 2014)

    


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