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Harry James – I Don't Want To Walk Without You lyrics

I don't want to walk without you
Harry James
- words by Frank Loesser, music by Jule Styne
- from the Paramount Picture "Sweater Girl" with Eddie Bracken,
June Preisser and Betty Jane Rhodes
- sung in the film by Betty Jane Rhodes
- recorded by Harry James with vocals by Helen Forrest

All our friends keep knocking at the door
They've asked me out a hundred times or more
But all I say is, "Leave me in the gloom"
And here I stay within my lonely room

I don't want to walk without you, Baby
Walk without my arm about you, Baby
I thought the day you left me behind
I'd take a stroll and get you right off my mind
But now I find that
I don't want to walk without the sunshine
Why'd you have to turn off all that sunshine?
Oh, Baby, please come back or you'll break my heart for me
'Cause I don't want to walk without you
No, siree


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    A wife, a sweetheart left her soldier at the train station to go fight in ww11. She's had lots of invitations to go out, but no, she loves her soldierboy so much, she doesn't want to do anything or go anywhere. Without him. She counts the days until he comes home to her. (that was the case then, and is now also with our soldiers. Harry James did a fantastic job of capturing the mood of people during war with the ones they love and left behind or left to go fight).
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