This Can't Be Love (song)

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"This Can't Be Love"
Song from The Boys from Syracuse
Published 1938
Songwriter(s) Lorenz Hart
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers

"This Can't Be Love" is a show tune and a popular song from the 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical The Boys from Syracuse when it was sung by Eddie Albert and Marcy Westcott. The lyrics poke fun at the common depiction of love in popular songs as a host of malignant symptoms, saying, "This can't be love because I feel so well."

The song was a hit for the orchestras of Horace Heidt (vocal by Larry Cotton) and Benny Goodman (vocal by Martha Tilton) in late 1938 and early 1939.[1]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 595. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
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  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
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