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words and music by Benny Davis.
New York (145 West 45th St., New York) : Joe Morris Music Co.

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Why should you leave me after all these years
Why should you grieve me dear and cause me tears
Although they say the best of friends must part
Why should you play with my heart
Some day maybe when you're sad and blue
I just wonder what you'll do.

Maybe you will miss me,
maybe you won't care,
Maybe You'll long to kiss me
And Maybe you'll wish that I were there,
To cheer you, Cuddle near you,
Maybe you'll be longing for all the pretty I used to do,
Maybe your heart, it will be yearning,
Maybe a lesson you'll be laerning
Someday you'll be sorry Maybe.

I've been so lonesome since you went away
I long to have you near me night and day
Someday I hope that you'll come back to me
Maybe you will wait and see
Sweet heart after all is said and done
I must say there's only one.


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