Love Me or Leave Me (song)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- "I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else"
The music was written by Walter Donaldson and the lyrics by Gus Kahn. The song was introduced in the Broadway play, Whoopee!, which opened in December, 1928 . Ruth Etting's performance of the song was so popular that she was also given the song to sing in the play Simple Simon, which opened in February, 1930.
The song features a tribute to Bach from 1:40 to 2:50.