I never knew, I would miss you,
Until you went away,
Now I can see, what you were to me,
My heart just seems to say:
I know what it means to be lonesome,
I know how it feels to be blue,
I know what it means to long in my dreams, for someone, for someone,
I’ve sighed and I’ve cried since we parted,
There’s no one knows what I’ve gone through;
I’d give all that I own, just to have you back home,
I’m so lonesome, so lonesome for you.
Hope seems to say,
There’ll come a day
Your smiles again I’ll see,
My love is true, and you know it too,
Come back, come back to me.
Kendis, James; Brockman, James; Vincent, Nat.; and Hutt, Henry, "I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome" (1919). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1643.
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