After You've Gone

Written by Turner LaytonHenry CreamerUnreleased song

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“After You’ve Gone” is a 1918 popular song composed by Turner Layton, with lyrics written by Henry Creamer. It was recorded by Marion Harris on July 22, 1918 and released on Victor 18509. It is the basis for many other jazz songs, as it can easily be improvised over. It is also the theme song for the BBC sitcom After You’ve Gone (performed by Jamie Cullum).

Lyrics

Now listen, honey, while I say
How could you tell me that you gone away?
Don't you say that we must part
While you won't break my aching heart?

You know I loved you true for many years
Loved you night and day
How can you leave me?
Can't you see my tears,
And listen at me while I say?

After you've gone
Left me crying
After you've gone
Ain't no deny

You feel blue
You gon' feel sad
You'll miss the best lovin' you ever had

And there come a time
Don't you forget it
There come a time
When you'll regret it

Someday when you grow lonely
Your heart gon' break like mine
You gon' want me only
After you've gone
After you've gone away

After you've gone
After we break up
After you've gone
You sure gon' wake up
You gon' find that
You were blind
To let somebody come around and change your mind

After the years we've been together
Through dawn and tears
All kind of weather

Someday, blue and down-hearted
You wanna be with me
Right back where you started
After you've gone
After you've gone away
Yeah
After you've gone
After you've gone away

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.10

Unofficial album

4:46 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.10

Unofficial album

1:12 • Studio version


London Town Sessions

Unofficial album

4:48 • Alternate take • #1


London Town Sessions

Unofficial album

4:35 • Alternate take • #2


London Town Sessions

Unofficial album

1:16 • Alternate take • #2 (Inline Excerpt)

Concerts where “After You've Gone” has been played

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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