"You Can't Lose A Broken Heart" is a song written by Flournoy E. Miller and James Johnson.

Billie's accompanied with Louis Armstrong (trumpet/vocals); Bernie Privin (trumpet); Sid Cooper, Johnny Mince (alto sax); Art Drellinger, Pat Nizza (tenor sax); Billy Kyle (piano); Everett Barksdale (guitar); Joe Benjamin (bass); Jimmy Crawford (drums), and Sy Oliver & His Orchestra. Recorded in NYC, September 30, 1949.

Don't lose your head
Then lose your guy
You can't lose a broken heart

If you ever break up
Then try to make up
It's tough to make a brand new start

Take a walk
Think it over
While strolling neath the moon
Don't say things in December
You'll regret in June

Wear your remarks
Before you speak
Or you may be sorry soon,
Don't be erratic
Be diplomatic
To keep your heart's in tune

Cruel harsh words
Often spoken
Will upset your applecart
So don't lose your head
Then lose your guy
'Cus, you can't lose a broken heart

Look out don't lose your head
Then lose your gale
You can't lose a broken heart

Then If you ever break up
Then try to make up
It's tough to make a brand new start

Take a walk
And think it over
While strolling beneath the moon
Don't say things in December
Mmm baby you'll regret them too soon

Wear your remarks
Before you speak
Or you may be sorry soon,
Then don't be erratic
Be diplomatic
To keep your heart's in tune

Then cruel harsh words
Often spoken
Will upset your applecart
Then so don't lose your head
Then lose your girl
'Cus, you can't lose a broken heart
No you can't, can't lose a broken heart.

1949

Jazz / Vocal

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Jeri Southern
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Rita
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Jimmy Durante
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The Nat King Cole Trio
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Teddy Randazzo
Lost Without You