Love Me or Leave Me (1928)
(w) Gus Kahn (m) Walter Donaldson (I) Musical: Whoopee by Ruth Etting. (P) Ruth Etting. (R) 1934 by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. (R) 1951 film: I’ll See You in My Dreams by Patrice Wymore. (R) 1955 film: Love Me or Leave Me by Doris Day. (CR) Billie Holiday.
This affair is killin’ me, I can’t stand uncertainty
Tell me now; I’ve got to know
Whether you want me to stay or to go

Love me or leave me or let me be lonely
You won’t believe me, I love you only
I’d rather be lonely than happy with someone else

You might find the night time, the right time for kissin’
But night time is my time for just reminiscin’
Regrettin’ instead of forgettin’ with somebody else

Bridge: There’ll be no one unless that someone is you
I intend to be independently blue
I want your love, but I don’t want to borrow
To have it today to give it back tomorrow
For your love is my love, there’s no love for nobody else