The lyrist Roy Turk wrote Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "Mean to Me." The composer Fred E. Ahlert did "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and more.
Aileen Stanley was the first singer of the song: 1929.
This old world was just as sad a place for me As could be I was lonely and blue This old world then changed to paradise for me Suddenly Why? Because I met you All the wealth and power I may never find Still as long as I have you, dear; I won't mind For..
I'll get by As long as I have you Though there'll be rain And darkness too I'll not complain I'll laugh it through
Poverty May come to me, that's true But what care I Say, I'll get by As long as I have you