Original RCA Recording
 
A Sentimental Date with Perry Como
 
Love Me Or Leave Me
 
Love me or leave me an' let me be lonely 
you won't believe me but I love you only!
I'd rather be lonely 
than happy with somebody else! 
 
You might find the night time
the right time for kissin' 
But night time is my time
for just reminiscing! 
 
Regretting instead of forgetting 
with somebody else!
( Regretting instead of forgetting! )
 
There'll be no one unless 
that someone is you!
I intend to be 
independently blue! 
 
I want your love 
but I don't want to borrow 
to have it today 
an' give back tomorrow!
 
For my love is your love 
there's no love for nobody else! 
 
< instrumental break >
 
Love me or leave me an' let me be lonely!
Won't you believe me that I love you only!
Oh, would rather be lonely 
than happy with somebody else! 
 
You might find the night time
the right time for kissin' 
Night time is my time
for reminiscing! 
 
Regretting instead of forgetting 
with somebody else!
 
And there'll be no one unless 
that someone is you, you, you!
I intend to be 
independently . . .
independently blue! 
 
I want your love 
I don't want to borrow 
to have it today 
give back tomorrow!
 
For my love is your love 
there's no love for nobody else! 
 
Love me or leave me 
an' let me be lonely . . . Baby!
You're drivin' me wild! 
I'd rather be lonely 
than happy with somebody else! 
 
~ from the 1928 Stage musical "Whoopee"
Music by Walter Donaldson and lyrics by Gus Kahn
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