Who Sang As Long as I Live? The Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Count Basie

Count Basie As Long as I Live / Benny’s Bugle cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1941
trumpet: Cootie Williams
clarinet: Benny Goodman
tenor saxophone: Georgie Auld
piano: Count Basie
double bass: Artie Bernstein
drums (drum set): Harry Jaeger
archtop guitar: Charlie Christian
Lyrics
Maybe I can't live to love you as long as I want to.
Life isn't long enough baby, but I can love you as long as I live.

Maybe I can't give you diamonds and things like I want to,
But I can promise you, baby, I'm gonna want to as long as I live.

I never cared, but now I'm scared, I won't live long enough.
That's why I wear my rubbers when it rains and eat an apple every day then see
the doctor anyway.

What if I can't live to love you as long as I want to.
Long as I promise you, baby, I'm gonna love you as long I live.

I'll even wear long underwear, when winter breezes blow
I'm gonna take good care of me because, a sneeze or two might mean the flu,
And that would never never do

What if I can't live to love you as long as I want to.
Long as I promise you, baby, I'm gonna love you as long I live.

Tracklist
10" Shellac 1
  • 1 As Long as I Live
  • 2 Benny's Bugle

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 10" Shellac
    script: Latin