I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

Words by Roy Turk, music by Fred Ahlert, 1928

I’ll get by as long as I have you
Though there be rain and darkness, too
I’ll not complain, I’ll see it through

Poverty may come to me it’s true
But what care I, say, I’ll get by
As long as I have you

I’ll get by, oh yes, honey child, I’ll get by
Just as long as I have you
And remember though there be rain
And of course a little darkness, too
I ain’t never gonna complain, umm, umm
Not me, I’ll see it through

Poverty may come to me it’s true
But what care I, say, I’ll get by
As long as I have you

Recorded by Ruth Etting on February 11, 1929 in New York City for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 1733 D (Matrix 147955)

Ruth Etting went to #3 on the charts and popularized the song.

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