IF THIS ISN'T LOVE
From the Broadway Musical "Finian's Rainbow" (1947)
(E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg / Burton Lane)
Ella Logan, Donald Richards, Lynn Murray (Broadway Production) - 1947
Buddy Clark - 1947
Geraldo & his Orchestra (vocal: Denny Vaughan) - 1948
Rosemary Clooney - 1951
Bing Crosby - 1953
Sarah Vaughan - 1956
Biff McGuire, Jeannie Carson, Bobby Howes (Broadway Revival) - 1960
Dean Martin - 1963
Don Francks, Petula Clark, Fred Astaire (Film Soundtrack) - 1968
Stan Kenton - 1968
Also recorded by: Alma Cogan; Michael Feinstein;
Clayton Brothers; Frank Sinatra; The Sportsmen;
Karen Mason; Gracie Fields: ....... and others.
A secret, a secret, he says I've got a little secret,
A secret, a secret, a secret kind of secret.
I' aching for to shout it to every daffodil
And tell the world about it, in fact I think I will.
If this isn't love, the whole world is crazy.
If this isn't love, I'm daft as a daisy,
With moons all a-round and cows jumping over,
There's something amiss, and I'll eat my hat if this isn't love.
If this isn't love, then winter is a summer,
If this isn't love, my heart needs a plumber
I'm swinging on stars, I'm riding on rainbows,
I'm busting with bliss and I'll kiss your hand if this isn't love.
(Contributed by Bill Huntley - January 2005)