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You Don't Know What Love Is

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Currently being played on Sirius XM's Siriusly Sinatra, this song was released in 1941 for the Abbott and Costello picture Keep 'Em Flying (1941), in which it was sung by Carol Bruce. It's one of my favorites.

The number was deleted from the film prior to release. Universal later added the song into the Raye/de Paul score of one of its 'B' musicals, the 60-minute 'Behind the Eight Ball' (1942), starring the Ritz Brothers and re-teaming Carol Bruce and Dick Foran from "Keep 'Em Flying". "You Don't Know What Love Is" was again sung by Carol Bruce; it was her third and final film until the 1980s.

5 other songs, Makin' Whoopee' and 'Let's Do It' from my 'In A Heartbeat' CD, and 'The Way You Look Tonight', 'Fever' and 'Let's Fall In Love' from my 'Live at The Kerr' CD, are also being played on Sirius XM, Channel 71. I'm so honored to be a part of the great Siriusly Sinatra playlist!


You don't know what love is
Until you've learned the meaning of the blues
Until you've loved a love you've had to lose
You don't know what love is

You don't know how lips hurt
Until you've kissed and had to pay the cost
Until you've flipped your heart and you have lost
You don't know what love is

Do you know how lost heart feels
At the thought of reminiscing?
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing

You don't know how hearts burn
For love that cannot live yet never dies
Until you've faced each dawn with sleepless eyes
You don't know what love is