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Edie Adams – That’s All (I Love Lucy Series Finale)

From the episode, “Lucy Meets the Moustache” of the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. The song meant so much more since it was the last episode of the popular I Love Lucy series. Lucy and Desi were also divorcing after a long tumultuous marriage. They still loved each other very much, but the problems that plagued the marriage couldn’t keep them together. However, they remained friends even after they married other people, and when Desi died, Lucy was devastated. So in a sense, this song was meaningful for them both. All that they could give each other was love….that’s all. The last lines of the show…. Lucy: “Honey, honey, I just wanted to help.” Ricky: “From now on, you can help me by not trying to help me. But thanks, anyway.” — That’s All Lyrics & Music by Alan Brandt and Bob Haymes, 1952 [brackets indicate Edie Adams' variation on the song] I can only give you love that lasts forever And a [the] promise to be near each time you call And the only heart I own for you and you alone That’s all, that’s all I can only give you country walks in springtime And a hand to hold when leaves begin to fall And a love whose burning light will warm the winter night That’s all, that’s all There are those I am sure [who] have told you They would give you the world for a toy All I have are these arms to enfold you And a love even time can’t destroy [And a love time can never destroy] If you’re wondering what I’m asking in return, dear You’ll be glad to know that my demands are small Say it’s
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posted by chris in Comedies and have Comments (25)

25 Responses to “Edie Adams – That’s All (I Love Lucy Series Finale)”

  1. D1a6lo says:

    The 6 people who disliked this song were blinded by pure AWESOMENESS!

  2. BamKatrinuh says:

    I love this clip. Stunning.

  3. rachelazw says:

    @franklanguage , I find it interesting that Vivian Vance hated the name Ethel, yet one of her best friends was Ethel Merman. I wonder if she ever told Ms. Merman she hated her name?

  4. rachelazw says:

    @tripjet999 , Phillip Morris only sponsored the first four seasons, the last five (including this episode) were sponsored by other companies, including General Foods, Ford Motors and Westinghouse. This episode was sponsored by Westinghouse.

  5. BtoCtrill says:

    @franklanguage I agree completely, but. . . shes not playing piano here. =/

  6. Sandra33139 says:

    I cherish these old clips that keep these days alive and well. I remember them well, wish these precious days were back..

  7. harolddoza says:

    Just amazing

  8. ej5686 says:

    I’m only 24 and I find myself wanting to turn the radio off with all of the music you hear nowadays. I wish there were more voices like hers today.. I absolutely love this.. on top of the fact that she’s gorgeous…

  9. WaterLily728 says:

    Simply stunning. I wish people had a voice as wonderful as hers, but almost everything now is fixed up by computers. :(

  10. KMBCGeno says:

    Ernie Kovacs was there! Wish more of his TV work could be found online. He was ‘way ahead of his time.

  11. xRockaJoJox says:

    Must have been so hard for them both to hold back all those emotions while Edie was singing this. I would have burst into tears.

  12. katsummers1 says:

    Lovely video.

  13. DarkFox47 says:

    It was sad that RIGHT after this episode was over…. Lucy divorced Ricky…. :( Dezie (i think that’s how you spelled it) wanted to make things right, lil Ricky begged him to fix it. but it was too late…

  14. daytimesdramaqueen says:

    @candylaurenkaryn Thanks so much, I didn’t realize they remained so close :)

  15. candylaurenkaryn says:

    @daytimesdramaqueen Not really. Both Lucille and Desi Kept in touch over the years. Because of their children and grandchildren they did.

  16. weightfeather1 says:

    @fromthesidelines Lucy did not die from cancer, although Desi did die from lung cancer. Lucy died from a dissecting (rupturing) aortic aneurism. This is a failure of the main blood vessel that connects the heart to the central part of our bodies. She’d survived a surgery about a week before that repaired part of the aneurism, but another part failed and she died within minutes. It was a congenital defect and would have eventually failed, whether or not she’d ever smoked. This is just for facts.

  17. daytimesdramaqueen says:

    This was one of the most touching scenes on the Ricky & Lucy Comedy Hour. Sadly, after this finale they divorced in real life & that was ALL.

  18. bmmuir says:

    @tien714 i beg you to grow up and show a tad of respect. “Id “hit”it? C’mon, dont be such a pig

  19. izeywoot says:

    @StacyOh1717 LOL they must be blind or deaf. :p

  20. StacyOh1717 says:

    woops…6 people accidently disliked this performance.

  21. Beautifulmusiclistnr says:

    @crystalelaineq I’d support any sponsors that would sponsor music like this on the radio today!

  22. 143AC says:

    I’m sure that when Poor Ernie Kovacs was killed in that car crash in the winter of
    1962.That this song ment more to Edie Adams.

  23. keashle says:

    Lovely

  24. tien714 says:

    Wow she looks pretty hot of course back in that time. I’d hit it.

  25. fromthesidelines says:

    Philip Morris did NOT sponsor the hour-long episode this appeared in, ‘tripjet’ [they discontinued their sponsorship of "I LOVE LUCY" after the 1954-'55 season]. This originally aired as the April 1, 1960 edition of “THE WESTINGHOUSE LUCILLE BALL-DESI ARNAZ SHOW” (later repeated on CBS and in syndication as “THE LUCY-DESI COMEDY HOUR”). But Lucy and Desi WERE heavy smokers, and lit up, no matter what sponsor sustained them…that’s why both of them eventually died from cancer.

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