After You’ve Gone

After You've Gone
PROFILE
Composer Turner Layton
Lyricist Henry Creamer
Year Written 1918
About Originally recorded by Marion Harris in 1918, After You’ve Gone has found a solid place in the jazz and popular songbook. Recorded by Bennett as a ballad, the song works for a variety of tempos both with and without the lyrics sung. Louis Armstrong recorded an up tempo swing version in 1929.

Lyrics

Don’t you remember how you used to say
You always loved me in the same old way
And now it’s very strange
That you should ever change

Sometimes I think someone has won your heart
Tempted you away
But let me warn you though that we’re miles apart
You’ll regret some day

After you’ve gone and left me crying
After you’ve gone, there’s no denying
You’ll feel blue, you’ll feel sad
You’ll miss the dearest pal you’ve ever had

There’ll come a time, now don’t forget it
There’ll come a time, when you’ll regret it
Some day when you’ll grow lonely
Your heart will break like mine and you’ll want me only
After you’ve gone, after you’ve gone away

After I’m gone, after we break up
After I’m gone, you’re gonna wake up
You will find you were blind
To let somebody come and change your mind

After the years we’ve been together
Thought joy and tears, all kinds of weather
Someday blue and downhearted
You’ll long to be with me right back where you started
After I’m gone, after I’m gone away

You will find you were blind
To let somebody come and change your mind

Someday blue and downhearted
You’ll long to be with me right back where you started
After I’m gone, after I’m gone away

Session / Album Information

1960

This song was recorded on February 29, 1960 and released in 1960 on the album Alone Together.

After You’ve Gone – 2011 Remaster

After You’ve Gone – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify

This recording released on:

  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8262 — Alone Together
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1471 — Alone Together
  • 1960:  Philips LP 12″: BBL 7452 — Alone Together (UK)
  • 1990:  CBS/Sony CD: 32DP-568 — Alone Together [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #17 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK17) Alone Together

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