Loveless Love (W. C. Handy) / Love is like a hydrant, it turns off and on / Like some friendships when your money's gone / Love stands in with the loan sharks / When your heart's in tongs / If I had some strong wings like an aeroplane / Had some broad wings like an aeroplane / I would fly away forever / Never to come again / Oh love, oh love, oh loveless love / Has said our hearts are goldless gold / From milkless milk and silkless silk / We are growing used to soulless souls / Such grafting times we never saw / That's why we have a pure food law / In everything we find a flaw / Even love, oh love, oh loveless love / Just to fly away from loveless love
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Billie Holliday - Loveless Love
Loveless Love was made 1996 at the request of a clarinettist whose teacher had made a clarinet arrangement of the song made famous by Billie Holliday. The arrangement was then performed by the clarinettist within the program of a recital while the painting was displayed behind him as he played the arrangement.