Nights When I Am Lonely

Nights When I Am Lonely

Words and music by the Boswell Sisters (Martha, Connie, and Helvetia), 1925.


I’m lonely oh so lonely dear
I’m bawdy and I’m blue
I’m thinking of the happy times
That I have had with you

What would I give if I could live
That time over again

Times like this is when I miss
The kisses I adore-oh-oh

Nights when I feel lonely
Nights when I feel blue
I think of you only
For no one else will do

Let bygones be forgotten
Let’s start our love anew

I love you still, I always will
There’s no one else but you

Nigh’ggle-dights when I’ggle-dI feel lo’ggle-do’ggl-nee’ggle-dy
Nigh’ggle-dights when I’ggle-dI’m bl-do’ggle-doodle-doodle-doo
I’ggle-dI think o’ggle-dof you o’ggle-do’ggl-nee’ggle-dy
For no’ggl-o one e’ggle-delse will do’ggle-oodle-doodle-doo

Let bygones be’ggle-de forgo’ggle-do’ggle-dotten
Let’s sta’ggle-dart our lo’ggle-dove anew’ggle-dew

I lo’ggle-dove you sti’ggl-dill, I’ggle always wi’ggle-dill
No’ggle-do one e’ggle-delse but you’ggle-doo

Nights when I feel lonely
Nights when I feel blue
I think of you only
For no one else will do

Let bygones be forgotten
Let’s start our love anew

I love you still, I always will
There’s no one else but you


Transcribed from Victor 19639, as sung by the Boswell Sisters, recorded March 25, 1925.  Scatted or “-ggled” lyrics are approximate.