LOVE WON'T LET YOU GET AWAY
Jimmy Van Heusen (m) Sammy Cahn (l)
as rec by Rosemary Clooney & Bing Crosby w Billy May & his Orch 1958 Los Angeles
Between the wild caresses,
Between the wild amores,
We've had the strains and stresses,
And one or two detours.
But this dear boy is it,
And you will have to admit
That love's a hokey bit!
We've travelled far and fast,
Thinking we could avoid the past,
But what we've got has just got to last;
We're the lovers cast in a play,
And we've found that love won't let you get away!
There must be lands around,
Lands the song writers haven't found.
There just isn't that kind of ground,
You can race around,
But I say
You're gonna find that love won't let you get away!
Why'd I take that slow boat?
Better off with no boat!
Why'd I oriented?
Can't you be contented?
Rio de a ship side!¬
Rosy, that's the flip side!
You mean side one?
Hooray, it's done!
Here comes another side,
Here we go for that tourist ride.
Lots of places we haven't tried,
Seems the world's as wide as Billy May!
We hope this won't upset you,
But we like to bet you,
We won't let you get away!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - April 2012)