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Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care)

By Irving Berlin

New York: Irving Berlin Inc.

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[Verse 1]
I’m sad and lonely,
There’s a good reason why,
Nobody cares about me,
That’s why I’m sad as can be,
I long for some one,
Somebody, yes, indeed,
Lovin’ kisses from one,
Is exactly what I need.

Many’s the time I feel so lonesome,
But nobody knows,
And nobody cares,
I’ve grown so tired of being on my “own some”,
I want somebody to hug,
Cuddle and snug as comfy as a bug in a rug,
Many’s the time I feel like spooning,
But nobody knows,
And nobody cares,
I guess I’ll make a little “ad”,
That I want some lovin’ so bad,
Cause nobody knows,
And nobody seems to care.

[Verse 2]
I’d love a sweetie,
Hanging around the place,
Someone to worry about,
I’d never want to go out,
Nobody’s there that’s why,
I feel “bride and groomy”,
Can’t you see it in my eye?



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