WHEN YOU'RE GOOD YOU'RE LONESOME
(Grace Doro, 1920)
I feel so sad and lonely I wish I knew just why
Every one is happy,
While all I do is sigh.
I walk the straight and narrow path
I'm good as I can be;
Maybe that's just what is wrong,
For it seems to me.
My mother always told me "Be very, very good;"
I took her advise,
Like a good child always should.
I went to bed at eight o'clock
But what did that get me?
I have missed an awful lot,
Now I plainly see.
When you are good, you're so lonesome,
And when you're lonesome you're blue;
Sometimes it seems very hard to believe
Every dark cloud has a silver lining
I think it'll get me a sweetie who'll make afuss over me,
Just love and pet me all the day;
Then I'll never have to say
When you are good you're so lonesome,
And when you're lonesome you're blue.