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When I Can't Be With You

    (Redman-Palmer)

Transcribed from Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys, recorded June 11, 1931.
From Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys, 1925-1935; The Chronogical Classics 783.
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Trying to keep back my tears,
When the daylight disappears,
Night brings no escape, it seems,
Sleep keeps taunting me with dreams.
I awake each dawn,
To find you are gone.

When I can't be with you, I'm so alone,
When I can't be with you, all day I moan;
Where, oh, where, can you be?
Hear my prayer, come back to me!

When I can't be with you, the world goes wrong,
When I can't be with you, nights are long;
No matter what I do, I feel so blue,
Dear, when I can't be with you.

When I can't be with you, the world goes wrong,
When I can't be with you, nights are long;
No matter what I do, I feel so blue,
Dear, when I can't be with you.


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Published 2/27/99.

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