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WHY DIDN'T YOU LEAVE ME YEARS AGO (Instead Of Leaving Me Now)

William T. Sherman at the keyboard

        

WHY DIDNíT YOU LEAVE ME YEARS AGO

(Instead Of Leaving Me Now)

(produced by Goldwyn, 1920)

Words by:                                                       

SIDNEY D. MITCHELL           

Music by:

ARCHIE GOTTLER

 

Verse 1

I never thought you would leave me,

The day that I gave you my heart,

If you only knew how you grieve me,

We wouldnít be drifting apart

You took all those years to deceive me

When you could have told me from the start,

 

Chorus

Why didnít you leave me years ago;

Instead of leaving me now

Just when I need you most youíre saying good-by

Youíre not even telling me why,

The day that I met you I could forget you,

But things are different now, somehow

Just when I planned a happy wedding day

You have to break my heart by going away

Why didnít you leave me years ago

Instead of leaving now Why now.

 

Verse 2

My kisses only amuse you,

You take them and throw them away,

I wish that my heart could refuse you,

But you speak and I must obey;

Iíve found out Iím going to lose you

But before you go I want to say:

 

Chorus

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