HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN?

Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
Arabian Nights

Oh! my darling, once there was a night and you were there
You were there to fill the night with melody
Oh! my darling, I could almost swear we two were there
But one thing I fear is not very clear to me:

CHORUS:
How Long Has It Been since we met in dreams that night?
It seems that night wasn’t so long ago
How Long Has It Been since we met and shared our love
Declared our love there in the afterglow?
How Long Has It Been since you disappeared and then
Appeared again filling my heart with song?
How Long Has It Been since the very last time you were in my arms?
I don’t know, but I know it’s been oh! so long.

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN?