Mildred Bailey first recorded this song in 1940 before publication. It was introduced that year by singer Joan Brooks.
Tear a star from out the sky and the sky feels blue Tear a petal from a rose and the rose weeps, too Take your heart away from mine and mine will surely break My life is yours to make, so please keep the spark awake
Would you take the wings from birds so that they can't fly Would you take the ocean's roar and leave just a sigh All this your heart won't let you do This is what I beg of you Please don't take your love from me
All this your heart won't let you do This is what I beg of you Don't take your love from me