It All Depends On You

Words and Music by Desylva, Brown, and Henderson

Lovers depend on moonlight for a love affair
Babies depend on mothers for their tender care
Flowers depend on sunshine, and the morning dew
Each thing depends on something, and I depend on you

I can be happy, I can be sad
I can be good, I can be bad
It all depends on you
I can be lonely out in a crowd
I can be humble, I can be proud
It all depends on you

I can save money, or spend it
Go right on living, or end it
You’re to blame, baby, for what I do
I know that I can be beggar, I can be king
I can be almost any old thing
It all depends on you

Isn’t it sweet to know, dear, you can help me on?
Wouldn’t it hurt, to know, dear, all my hopes were gone?
Wouldn’t it make you proud, dear, if I made a name?
But if I failed to win, dear, would you want all the blame?

Recorded by Ruth Etting on February 28, 1927 in New York City for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 908 D (Matrix W143551)
Charted at #8 in 1927

Love Me Or Leave Me

Love Me Or Leave MeAvailable On:
Love Me Or Leave Me - Ruth Etting
Pearl Flapper
Released: March 19, 1996

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>