More Than You Know

More Than You Know

PROFILE
Composer Vincent Youmans
Lyricists Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu
Year Written 1929
About More Than You Know
“More Than You Know” was written for the Broadway musical Great Day, which only ran for 36 performances. In spite of its poor run on Broadway, the score was considered very good and so it got sold to Hollywood, where it was to be a starring vehicle for Joan Crawford. Eight weeks into production, the film was shut down and was never released. Thankfully, this song remained popular, in many ways thanks to Fanny Brice, who was married to Billy Rose, and sang the song in her performances with the Ziegfeld Follies. It has been widely recorded by jazz and popular artists since it was written.

Lyrics

Whether you are here or yonder
Whether you are false or true
Whether you remain or wander
I’m growing fonder of you

Even though your friends forsake you
Even though you don’t succeed
Wouldn’t I be glad to take you
Give you the break you need

More than you know
More than you know
Girl of my heart, I love you so
Lately I’ve found you on my mind
More than you know

Whether you’re right
Whether you’re wrong
Man of my heart, I’ll string along
I need you so
More than you’ll ever know

Loving you the way that I do
There’s nothing I can do about it
Loving may be all you can give
But darling, I can’t live without it

Oh, how I’d cry
How I’d sigh
If you got tired and said goodbye
More than I show
More than you’ll ever know

Session / Album Information

1961

More Than You Know was recorded on April 4, 1961 and released in 1961 on the album My Heart Sings. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.

This recording released on:

  • 1961: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8458 — My Heart Sing
  • 1961: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1658 — My Heart Sings
  • 1961: Philips LP 12″ (Mono): BBL 7495 — My Heart Sings (UK)
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5245 — My Heart Sings [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #20 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK20) My Heart Sings

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