[VERSE:] The day is done, the setting sun is sinking behind the blue And on its way it seems to say I'm glad that my work is through Night is drawing near, stars will soon appear Buildings are beginning to light up their windows And as for me I'm glad to be At peace with the world with you [REFRAIN:] I love to spend the evening At peace with the world with you A cozy room, a comf'table chair And never a care as long as you're there The day may have its worries For skies are not always blue But when the day has flown, how sweet to be alone At peace with the world, in the evening with you [alternate word: "golden" for "setting"]
[VERSE:] Why am I lonely and why am I blue? And why am I thinking, just thinking of you? Why should I care if you've broken your vow? And why do I wonder who's kissing you now? [REFRAIN:] Because I love you I've tried so hard but can't forget Because I love you You linger in my memory yet Because I miss you I often wish we'd never met And though you left a tear As a souvenir It doesn't matter dear Because I love you [2nd VERSE:] Off with the old love and on with the new Is easy to say but not easy to do What does it matter how far we're apart You're out of my life, dear, but still in my heart
[1st VERSE:] A fellow with his lady friend walking and talking of love A moon that has a silvery lining is shining above The girlie says you certainly do like to coo like a dove A nervous youth A jealous miss Who wants the truth Is asking this: [1st REFRAIN:] How many times have you said, "I love you"? How many times have you said, "I'll be true"? How many wonderful sweeties have you told that to? How many times has a certain feeling Troubled you so that you "hit the ceiling"? How many hands have you held all alone? How many lips have you pressed to your own? I'd hate to think that you kissed too many But I'd feel worse if you hadn't kissed any Please tell me how many times [2nd VERSE:] A certain thing has puzzled me greatly, just lately, my dear Why does a fellow always get stupid when Cupid is near? Although I was the smartest at college that knowledge, I fear Could never bring A Romeo The only thing He wants to know [2nd REFRAIN:] How many sighs have you sighed in my ear? How many lies have you whispered, my dear? How many baby blue eyes have you gazed right into? How many loving words have you spoken? How many promises have you broken? How many times have you left me alone Told me had business and yet you come home I know where you were because I saw you And I got home just a minute before you Oh, baby, how many times?
[1st VERSE:] I was blue and melancholy And I knew that it was folly To be feeling so sad When I ought to be glad So I sent a little letter Off it went, I'm feeling better Got an answer today Ev'rything is okay [REFRAIN:] Why is the sun shining brighter? I'm on my way home, I'm on my way home Why is my heart feeling lighter? I'm on my way home, I'm on my way home Why did I buy something nice at the store Something that she'll adore? Can't you guess who it's for? It's for someone with hair growing whiter Who's happy because I'm on my way home [2nd VERSE:] Not so sweet are things that you chew When you eat upon a "choo-choo" They keep opening cans I've got different plans When it's time to go to supper I'll just climb into an upper Till the morning and then I'll start eating again [PATTER:] I've been shopping and I'll put you wise I've got packages of ev'ry size Here's a half a dozen knitted ties For my brother and another Here's a parasol that's very plain For my pretty little sister Jane Here's a nifty little walking cane For my father but I'd rather Not Tell you what But there's one package more That I bought at the store Can't you guess who it's for? It's for someone with hair growing whiter who's happy because I'm on my way home
[1st VERSE:] Hold me fast for the time has passed And we have to say goodbye In my arms let me hold your charms While the precious moments fly How I hate to go, for I love you so Let me gaze in your eyes and then Lonely days till we meet again So [REFRAIN:] Just a little longer Let me hold you close to my heart And that little longer I'll remember while we're apart Just another moment of bliss And just another wonderful kiss My love keeps growing stronger Lingering longer with you [2nd VERSE:] Soon I know, I must let you go From my arms where you belong Leaving me with a memory Of an interrupted song It will linger on after you have gone Hold me fast while we kiss and then It's the last till we meet again So
[1st VERSE:] After all these years I can't forget The happiness that I once knew Maybe there's a spark that's burning yet And filling me with thoughts of you Gone is the treasure we found and let go Was it worth keeping? We never will know [REFRAIN:] There might have been a sky of blue for me and you We'll never know There might have been a garden, too, where roses grew We'll never know We might have built a castle high For you were young and so was I But we just kissed and said "Goodbye" And so We'll never know [2nd VERSE:] Maybe we had found the thing we sought And maybe it was worth the cost Leaving it behind without a thought What happiness we might have lost Maybe the rose that we covered with snow Wanted to blossom, we never will know