After You've Gone

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After You've Gone  (1918) 
by Turner Layton (music) and Henry Creamer (lyrics)
Sheet music (browse)

[Verse]

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 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 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 doing
You know my love for you will drive me to ruin,
After you've gone
After you've gone away, away.

[Verse]

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 tho' we're miles apart
You'll regret some day
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.