Just Say I Love Her

Tony Bennett (1950)

Tony Bennett (1950)

Original Composer Rodolfo Falvo
American Adaptation Jack Val, Jimmy Dale
Lyricist (original Neapolitan) Enzo Fusco
Lyricist (English lyrics) Martin Kalmanoff, Sam Ward
Year Written unknown
About Just Say I Love Her
This song was based on a popular Neapolitan song known as “Dictencello vuie,” and was adapted for American listeners in 1949. It was recorded by several male singers in the 1950, including Tony Bennett, Johnny Desmond, Jimmy Roselli, Vic Damone, Dean Martin and Al Martino.


Just say I love her
I’ve loved her from the start
And tell her how I’m yearning
To say what’s in my heart
Just say I need her
As roses need the rain
And tell her that without her
My dreams are all in vain
If you should chance to meet her
Anytime anywhere
I was a fool to leave her
Tell her how much a fool can care
And if she tells you
She’s lonely now and then
Won’t you just say I love her
And want her back again
Won’t you just say I love her
And want her back again

Session / Album Information


“Just Say I Love Her” was recorded on July 20, 1950 and released in August, 1950 on a single with “Our Lady of Fatima.” it was arranged and conducted by Marty Manning.

Just Say I Love Her (Dicitencello Vuie)

Listen to Just Say I Love Her (Dicitencello Vuie) on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2011.

This recording released on:

  • 1950: Columbia 78: 38926
  • 2004: Sepia Records CD: SEPIA 1028 — The Young Tony Bennett
  • 2005: ASV/Living Era CD: 5512 — Take My Hand…
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #3 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK3) The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1

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