If I Loved You

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"If I Loved You"
Song from Carousel
Published 1945
Songwriter(s) Oscar Hammerstein II
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers

"If I Loved You" is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.

The song was introduced by John Raitt as "Billy Bigelow" and Jan Clayton as "Julie" in the original Broadway production.

The song was performed in the 1956 film version Carousel by Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones.

In the show, the characters of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan sing this song as they hesitantly declare their love for one another, yet are too shy to express their true feelings.

The song was in turn inspired by lines of dialogue from Ferenc Molnár's original Liliom, the source material for the musical.

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