1. I've heard many beautiful songs in my time,
Touched deep by their sweet melodies,
But the song that I heard thru a window last night,
Will live in my memory.
2. There's many a girl with her sweetheart tonight,
As happy as happy can be,
And there's many a one who is singing tonight,
The words to this melody.
CHORUS: Bring back the days of a short while ago,
The ones I use to know,
In fancy I see him when he went away,
Standing in the moonlight rays,
His eyes all aglow with the lovelight
That only a sweetheart knows.
Oh what I'd give, only to live,
In the days of a short while ago.
Womack, E P. and Guy, Harry P., "Days of a Short While Ago" (1920). Historic Sheet Music Collection. Paper 46.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.