I Was Lonely

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I Was Lonely  (1918) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Edgar Allan Woolf (lyrics)
Song from the musical Head over Heels.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

Sweetheart
I seem to feel a wond'rous spell
Sweetheart
what it may be I cannot tell
What is this now O'er me stealing
Your first kiss has brought a yearning burning feeling
that taunts me
yes really: It haunts me
My dear
My heart is captured by your smile
My dear
at last I feel that life's worth while,
In my arm
Let me enfold you
In my arms
close to my heart I want to hold you

[Burthen]

I was lonely
So lonely
I was downcast and blue
It was only
It was only
'cause I'd not met you
Now my sadness
is gladness
I have heard love's sweet call.
You're my mate, dear,
It is fate, dear,
That's all.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1948, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 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.