Nights When I Am Lonely

Nights When I Am Lonely

Words and music by the Boswell Sisters (Martha, Connie, and Vet)


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.