Gal That Got Away, The

Writer(s): Harold Arlen / Ira Gershwin

The night is bitter, the stars have lost their glitter
The winds grow colder, suddenly you’re a lot older
And all because of the gal that got away
No more her eager call, the writing is on the wall
All those dreams you dreamed, they have all gone astray
The gal who won you, she’s run off and undone you
That great beginning has seen its final inning
I don’t know what happened, it’s all a crazy game
No more – no more that all time thrill
Because you have been put through the mill
And never a new love will ever be the same
Good riddance good-bye, every trick of hers you are on to
But fools will be fools, and where’s she gone? – Where has she gone?
The road gets rougher, it’s lonelier and it’s tougher
With hope you burn up, tomorrow maybe she’ll turn up
There ain’t no let up, live long night, night and day
Ever since, (since) this world began, there ain’t nothin’ sadder than
A long lost loser, lookin’ for his gal who got away
Please come back, won’t you come back

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