Indian Love Call


Art Shaw and his Orchestra : Indian Love Call

‘Indian Love Call’ was a popular song from the 1924 operetta-style Broadway musical ‘Rose-Marie’ which was based on legend of how native men in the Canadian wilderness would call down into the valley to the girls they wished to marry. ‘Rose Marie’ was one of the longest running musicals of the 1920’s. The popularity of Rudolf Friml’s song ‘Indian Love Call’ outlasted the musical. The New York Times described the song as being a “household staple” in their era. The song was also said to have been a favorite of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  ‘Rose Marie’ was made into a film by MGM in 1936 that became a huge success.

Side A: Indian Love Call
Side B: Begin the Beguine

Style:  Jazz

Date Recorded: July 24, 1938

Composer: Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart

Lyricist: Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II


Charted: In 1938 ‘Indian Love Call’ charted on Billboard for 8 weeks, reaching a high of #6 most popular song in the country.

Wikipedia: Indian Love Call

Oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
When I’m calling you
Oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
Will you answer too?
Oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
That means I offer my love to you to be your own
If you refuse me I will be blue, waiting all alone
But if when you hear my love call ringing clear
Oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
And I hear your answering echo so dear
Oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
Then I will know our love will come true
You’ll belong to me, I’ll belong to you
Then I will know our love will come true
You’ll belong to me, I’ll belong to you

Art Shaw and his Orchestra



Label: Bluebird B-7746

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