Heptune presents:

Away From You

Photograph of Louis Jordan.

    (Rodney Sturgis)

Transcribed from vocal by Rodney Sturgis with Louis Jordan's Elk's Rendezvous Band, vocal by Louis Jordan, recorded December 20, 1938.
From Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, 1934-1940; The Chronogical Classics, 636.

It made me cry
To say good-bye,
I'm sad and blue;
Now that you've gone
I can't go on
Away from you.

I smile to hide
The tears inside,
It's hard to do;
My happiness,
My life's success
Depends on you.

The hours seem long,
The world goes wrong,
When we're apart;
My skies are gray,
What can I say
To soothe my heart?

It is the end;
I can't pretend
That I'm not blue;
Oh, can't you see
Life's misery
Away from you!

The hours are long,
The world goes wrong,
When we're apart;
My skies are gray,
What can I say
To soothe my heart?

It is the end;
I can't pretend
That I'm not blue;
Oh, can't you see
Life's misery
Away from you!
Away from you!



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Published 8/14/99.


 


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