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If You Knew
1963 Nina Simone
Nina performed this song also as medley:

Recording sessions
1963 April 12: New York Carnegie Hall
If you knew how I missed you
You would not stay away today
Don't you know I need you
 
 
1984 August 25: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
If you knew how I missed you
You would not stay away today
Don't you know how I love you
 
 
1984 November 17: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
Two love songs
One of them is called
"If you knew"

If you knew how I missed you
You would not stay away today
Don't you know how I love you
Stay here my dear with me

I can't go on without you
Your love is all I'm living I'm living for
I love all things about you
Your heart your soul my love

I need you here beside me
Forever and a day a day
I know whatever betides me
I love you I love you I do

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)