I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome    (1918)

I never knew I would miss you
Until you went away
Now I can see what you were to me
My heart just seems to say

I know what it means to be lonesome
I know how it feels to be blue
I know what it means to long in my dreams
For someone, for someone

I've sighed and I've cried since we parted
There's no one knows what I've gone through
I'd give all that I own just to have you back home
I'm lonesome, lonesome for you

Hope seems to say there'll come a day
Your smiles again I'll see
My love is true and you know it too
Come back, come back to me

I know what it means to be lonesome
I know how it feels to be blue
I know what it means to long in my dreams
For someone, for someone

I've sighed and I've cried since we parted
There's no one knows what I've gone through
I'd give all that I own just to have you back home
I'm lonesome, lonesome for you



Carter Family lyrics

Now I know what it means to be lonesome
And I know what it means to be blue
And I know what it means to be lonesome in dreams
When there's someone missing you

Cause I've sighed and I've cried since we parted
There's no one knows what I've gone through
I'd give all that I own just to have you back home
I'm lonesome, lonesome for you

My best friend left me this morning
As the clock was striking four
And the smiling face of my darling
I may not see no more

Now I know what it means to be worried
To be all lonesome and blue
For the one that I love so dearly
Has turned her back on me

Oh my mind is full of sorrow
And my heart is filled with pain
And I feel so brokenhearted
Won't you please come back again?

Cause I've sighed and I've cried since we parted
There is no one knows what I've gone through
I'd give all that I own just to have you back home
I'm lonesome, lonesome for you

Lyrics by James Brockman and Nat. Vincent.
Composed by James Kendis.
Recorded by The Carter Family; Ricky Skaggs; many others.


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