1. The things that are really precious in life
Can't be reckoned by the cost,
Nor are they what we always have had,
But rather what we've had and lost,
When I had you, my own, I loved you divine,
Only to lose when I though you were mine.
If I only knew you were sorry
How happy I would be.
I said you'd regret when we parted,
Now I hope it's a reality.
I loved you 'tis true, more than you ever knew
Yet you played with my heart like a toy;
If I only knew you were sorry,
All my sadness would be joy.
2. What life gives to you she soon takes away,
Makes you happy for a day,
And then you're thrown into darkness again
To dream of the days that have been,
And for me it is sweet to dream what I've had;
Even the memories will make me glad.
Muldoon, Billy and Farrell, Frank, "If Only I Knew You Were Sorry" (1923). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1770.
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