It seems so long ago,
Although ‘twas only yesterday,
When just a word in anger heard
Our lives should part for aye.
With faith so strong we thought no wrong
Could tear our heartstrings then;
What would I give could I but live
The days that might have been!
Turn back the universe and give me yesterday;
Unclasp the hands of time that hold life’s golden ray.
Take back that bitter hour when our love passed away,
Turn back the universe and give me yesterday!
My soul I’d give to live
The happy days beyond recall,
When you were near and to you, dear,
I gave my love, my all.
A perfect past too good to last,
Is all I dream of now,
I hope and wait and trust to fate
To bring you back somehow!
Ball, Ernest R. and Brennan, J. Keirn, "Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday" (1916). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1699.
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