Left All Alone Again Blues

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Left All Alone Again Blues  (1920) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Anne Caldwell (lyrics)
Song from the musical The Night Boat.
Sheet music cover

I have the blues,
Ev'ry time my hubby leaves me
I have the blues
Because it peeves me to be left here flat here
Just like a bump on a log.
I said on a log.

No women knows
If she has a travlin' husband
just where he goes
Unless she follows on and nails him, trails him
Just like a faithful old dog.

That old song
"Where has my Highland laddie gone"
It says a mouthful
We never do know
Just where they do go
How they keep us guessing
Isn't it distressing!

I have the blues
When my hubby leaves,
although I wouldn't accuse
Each time he says "Good-Bye"
I get those same old left all alone again blues.

I have the blues
Ever since he married me,
I sure have the blues
Because I used to have a good time, all time,
Every time I might roam.
I said when I'd roam.

When first we met
We could render a duet
But now Hubby sings
"I won't go Home 'til morning"
Never one short stanza of "Home Sweet Home"

I like cats
I'm fond of rabbits
I like dogs
And even gold fish
It's lucky maybe
For there's a baby
Grand piano coming
Then I'll start a humming:

I have the blues
Only hubby dear can cure
my terrible blues
Each time he says "Good-Bye"
I get those dog gone left all alone again blues.

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

The author died in 1945, 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.