What Is This Thing Called Love?

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : What Is This Thing Called Love?

 

Artie Shaw, “King of the Clarinet”

 

A jazz standard written by Cole Porter in 1929 for the musical ‘Wake Up and Dream’.

Album:  
Side A: What Is This Thing Called Love?
Side B: Yesterdays

Style:  Jazz

Date Recorded: September 27, 1938

Composer: Cole Porter

Lyricist:  

Instrumentation:  

Charted: In 1939 ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?’ charted for 1 week on Billboard reaching a high of #15

Wikipedia: What Is This Thing Called Love?

Vocalist Name: Instrumental

Lyrics

I was a hum-drum person
Leading a life apart
When love flew in through my window wide
And quickened my hum-drum heart
Love flew in through my window
I was so happy then
But after love had stayed a little while
Love flew out again

What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw my heart away
That’s why I ask the Lawd up in Heaven above
What is this thing called love?

You gave me days of sunshine
You gave me nights of cheer
You made my life an enchanted dream
‘Til somebody else came near
Somebody else came near you
I felt the winter’s chill
And now I sit and wonder night and day
Why I love you still

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

 

 

Record Label: Bluebird 10001-A

What is this thing called Love? - Artie Shaw and his Orchestar - Bluebird record label

 

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