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If I Didn't Care
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If I Didn't Care

The Ink Spots
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Song Meaning and Background of If I Didn't Care by The Ink Spots


The Ink Spots attended the Decca studios on January 12, 1939, to record a ballad composed by a young singer named Jack Lawrence.


The ballad "If I Didn't Care" became one of the all-time best-selling singles and was a major smash. This is the first instance of the Ink Spots' "Top & Bottom" format that has been captured in a recording studio, with Jones playing the "talking bass" and Kenny singing lead. Each member of the group received $37.50 for this recording; however, Decca destroyed the original contract once the record sold 200,000 copies, and the group received an additional $3,750.


The "Top & Bottom" format became the Ink Spots' "trademark" with this song, which also gave the band international renown.


Lyrics of If I Didn't Care by The Ink Spots


If I didn't care

More than words can say

If I didn't care

Would I feel this way?

If this isn't love

Well then maybe I'm wrong

But why do I lie awake all night

And dream all day long

 

If I didn't care

Would it be the same

Would my every pray begin and end

With just you name

And would I be sure that this is love

Beyond compare

Darlin' would it be true

If I didn't care for you

 

If I didn't care

Would it be the same

Would my every pray begin and end

With just you name

And would I be sure that this is love

Beyond compare

Darlin' would it be true

If I didn't care for you...

Release Date

1939

Songwriter/s

Jack Lawrence

Producer/s

Label/s

Decca

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