Who Sang I Can't Give You Anything but Love? Sonny Clark

Sonny Clark Standards cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-2-10
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop
length: 3:53
producer: Alfred Lion
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
bass: Jymie Merritt
membranophone: Wesley Landers
piano: Sonny Clark
Some other versions of "I Can't Give You Anything but Love"

Lyrics
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
  • 1 Blues in the Night
  • 2 Can't We Be Friends
  • 3 Somebody Loves Me
  • 4 All of You
  • 5 Dancing in the Dark
  • 6 I Cover the Waterfront
  • 7 Blues in the Night (alternate take)
  • 8 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  • 9 Ain't No Use
  • 10 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 11 Black Velvet
  • 12 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  • 13 The Breeze and I
  • 14 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (alternate take)

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin