When Day Is Done

 

Lyrics by:  B.G. DeSylva

Music by:  Dr. Robert Katscher

Originally made famous by:  Paul Whiteman

------------------------------------------------------

 

Since you've gone away, one thing is clear to me,

You were dearer than dear to me

From the moment you came.

Evenings by your side, I learned to love the night,

But the loveliness of the night

Is no longer the same.

Chorus:

When day is done and shadows fall,

I dream of you.

When day is done, I think of all the joys we knew

That yearning returning to hold you in my arms,

Won't go, love, I know, love,

Without you night has lost its charms!

When day is done and grass is wet with twilight's dew,

My lonely heart is sinking with the sun.

Although I miss your tender kiss the whole day through,

I miss you most of all when day is done.

 

Vesper bells are ringing, somewhere far away,

There's a silvery star away

At the edge of the sky.

Work is done, and life is like a song to me,

For some treasures belong to me

That no money can buy.

Chorus:

When day is done and shadows fall,

I dream of you.

When day is done, I think of all the joys we knew

That yearning returning to hold you in my arms,

Won't go, love, I know, love,

Without you night has lost its charms!

When day is done and grass is wet with twilight's dew,

My lonely heart is sinking with the sun.

Although I miss your tender kiss the whole day through,

I miss you most of all when day is done.