Who Sang I Can't Give You Anything but Love? Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole Broadcast Transcription 1941-1944 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mc Hugh
Release Date: 1994
length: 2:45
Gee, but it's tough to be broke, kid.
It's not a joke, kid, it's a curse.
My luck is changing, it's gotten from
simply rotten to something worse
Who knows, some day I will win too.
I'll begin to reach my prime.

Now though I see what our end is,
All I can spend is just my time.

I can't give you anything but love, baby.
That's the only thing I've plenty of,baby.

Dream awhile, scheme awhile
We're sure to find

Happiness and I guess
All those things you've always pined for.

Gee I'd like to see you looking swell, baby.
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby.

Till that lucky day you know darned well, baby.
I can't give you anything but love.

Rome wasn't built in a day, kid.
You have to pay, kid, for what you get.
But I am willing to wait, dear,
Your little mate, dear, will not forget.

You have a lifetime before you.
I'll adore you, come what may.

Please don't be blue for the present,
When it's so pleasant to hear you say

I can't give you anything but love, baby.
That's the only thing I've plenty of,baby.

Dream awhile, scheme awhile
We're sure to find

Happiness and I guess
All those things you've always pined for.

Gee I'd like to see you looking swell, baby.
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby.

Till that lucky day you know darned well, baby.
I can't give you anything but love.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Swingin' the Blues
  • 2 What'cha Know Joe
  • 3 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 4 Hit That Jive Jack
  • 5 Poor Butterfly
  • 6 These Foolish Things
  • 7 Rosetta
  • 8 The Man I Love
  • 9 Liza
  • 10 I'm in the Mood for Love
  • 11 D-Day
  • 12 Smooth Sailin'
  • 13 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 14 Boogie a La King
  • 15 Knock Me a Kiss
  • 16 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 17 Blues in the Night
  • 18 Don't Blame Me
  • 19 Three Little Words
  • 20 Body and Soul
  • 21 How High the Moon
  • 22 I Got Rhythm
  • 23 Sweet Lorraine
  • 24 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 25 The Man I Love
  • 26 Bring Another Drink
  • 27 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 28 Miss Thing
  • 29 Don't Blame Me
  • 30 After You've Gone