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Lyr Add: After You've Gone (Creamer & Layton)

Jim Dixon 10 Oct 12 - 01:20 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: AFTER YOU'VE GONE (Creamer & Layton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 01:20 AM

From the sheet music at Indiana University:


AFTER YOU'VE GONE
Words and music by Henry Creamer & J. Turner Layton
New York: Broadway Music Corporation, ©1918.

1. Now won't you listen, honey, while I say:
How could you tell me that you're going away?
Don't say that we must part.
Don't break your baby's heart.
You know I've loved you for these many years,
Loved you night and day.
Oh, honey, baby, can't you see my tears?
Listen while I say:

CHORUS: After you've gone and left me crying,
After you've gone, there's no denying,
You'll feel blue; you'll feel sad.
You'll miss the dearest pal you've ever had.
There'll come a time—now don't forget it—
There'll come a time when you'll regret it.
Some day, when you grow lonely,
Your heart will break like mine and you'll want me only.
After you've gone, after you've gone away.

2. Don't you remember how you used to say
You'd always love me in the same old way?
And now it's very strange
That you should ever change.
Perhaps some other sweetie's won your heart,
Tempted you away,
But let me warn you, though we're miles apart,
You'll regret some day.

[Another copy of the sheet music gives a somewhat different version of the chorus:]

After you've gone and left me crying,
After you've gone, there's no denying,
You'll feel blue; you'll feel sad.
You'll miss the bestest pal you've ever had.
There'll come a time—now don't forget it—
There'll come a time when you'll regret it.
Oh, babe, think what you're doin'.
You know my love for you will drive me to ruin

After you've gone, after you've gone away.

[The following chorus, in addition to the first one above, is given in The Book : The Most Amazing Colossal Ultimate Selection of the Best Songs Ever Assembled in a Real Legal Fake Book -- Over 1200 Songs, E♭ Edition. (Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation, 1994), page 22:]

After I'm gone, after we break up,
After I'm gone, you're gonna wake up.
You will find you were blind
To let somebody come and change your mind.
After the years we've been together,
Their joy and tears, all kinds of weather,
Some day, blue and downhearted,
You'll long to be with me right back where you started,
After I'm gone, after I'm gone away.


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