Love Me Or Leave Me

Words & Music by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
Recorded by Doris Day, 1955

Intro:   Am    F7   B7   E7

 Am       Am7/G          F7        E7
Love me or leave me, or let me be lonely;

Am          Am7/G     F7           E7
You won't believe me, I love you only.

    C alt      Am          F          G       C   Am  F7  E7
I'd rather be lonely than happy with someone else.

      Am            Am7/G          F7              E7
You might find the night time the right time for kissin',

     Am         Am7/G          F7       G7
But night time is my time for just reminiscin',

  C alt       Am          F            G        C      E7
Regrettin' instead of forgettin' with somebody else.


Am             Am7   A7                   Dm   A7   Dm  Dm+7
There'll be no one unless that someone is you;

G              G7              C   Dm7   Am7   E7
I intend to be independently blue.

Am          Am7/G        F7            E7
I want your love, but I don't want to borrow,

   Am       Am7/G    F7          G7
To have it today to give back tomorrow,

   C alt        Am
For my love is your love --

        F            G7     C alt
There's no love for nobody else.

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