If love were all

I believe in doing what I can
in crying when I must
in laughing when I choose
Heigh-ho, if love were all
I should be lonely

I believe the more you love a man
the more you give your trust
the more you're bound to lose
Although when shadows fall
I think if only
somebody splendid really needed me
someone affectionate and dear
Cares would be ended if I knew that he
wanted to have me near

But I believe that since my life began
the most I've had is just
a talent to amuse
Heigh-ho, if love were all
Heigh-ho, if love were all

Words and music: Noel Coward