Goodbye Little Dream Goodbye

Words & Music by Cole Porter, 1936
Recorded by Susannah McCorkle, 1995

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I first knew love's delight when presto, out of the blue,

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A dream appeared one night and whispered "How do you do?"

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I knew that I  was tempting fate, but I took it straight to my heart;

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My fears were right, and now we must part

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Goodbye,   little dream, good - bye, 

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You made my romance sublime, now it's time to fly, 

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For the stars have fled from the heavens, 

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The moon's deserted the hill, 

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And the sultry breeze that sang in the trees 

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Is suddenly strangely still. 

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It's done, little dream, it's done, 

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So bid me a fond farewell, we both had our fun. 

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Was it Romeo or Juliet who said, when about to die, 

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"Love is not all peaches and cream." 

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Little dream, goodbye.

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