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What Is This Thing Called Love?
Composer
Cole Porter
Lyricist
Cole Porter
Published
1955
Album
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Release
1955
Recording
March 4, 1955
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Audio
In the Wee Small Hours - What Is This Thing Called Love
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"What Is This Thing Called Love?" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours.

History Edit

"What Is This Thing Called Love?" was written by Cole Porter in 1929 initially to be used in the musical Wake Up and Dream. However, since this initial performance by Elsie Carlisle, the song as become quite popular and has been considered one of Porter's finer jazz standards.[1]

Releases Edit

Studio recordings
Reissues

Lyrics Edit

What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love
Just who can solve, its mystery?
And why should it make
A fool of me?

I saw you there, one wonderful day
But you took my heart
And you threw my heart away
That's why I ask the Lord
Up in Heaven above
Just what is this thing called love?

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References Edit

  1. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" at jazzstandards.com - retrieved on 8 July 2009

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