Historic Sheet Music Collection


Irving Berlin

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Title: When I Lost You

Lyrics and music by: Irving Berlin

Publisher: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.

Copyright: 1912 by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. International Copyright Secured Copyright Canada 1912 by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.

Advertisements: first page – Try this over on your Piano. When I’m Thinking Of You words and music by Irving Berlin. back cover – Try This On Your Piano Irving Berlin’s Masterpiece Spring And Fall.

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[Verse 1]
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.

[Verse 2]
The birds ceased their song, right turned to wrong,
Sweetheart, when I lost you,
A day turned to years, the world seemed in tears,
Sweetheart when, I lost you.



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