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.