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Irving Berlin

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When I Lost You
By Irving Berlin

New York. Published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 112 West 38th St.

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1st verse:
The roses each one, met with the sun
Sweetheart, when I met you,
The sunshine had fled,
The roses were dead,
Sweetheart, when I lost you.

I lost the sunshine and roses,
I lost the heavens of blue
I lost the beautiful rainbow,
I lost the morning dew;
I lost the angel who gave me Summer,
the whole winter through.
I lost the gladness that turned into sadness,
When I lost you.

2nd verse:
The birds ceased their song,
right turned to wrong,
Sweetheart, when I lost you,
A day turned to years,
The wold seem'd in tears,
Sweetheart, when I lost you.


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