When Your Lover Has Gone
Einar Aaron Swan
Einar Aaron Swan
September, 1958
February 8, 1955
In the Wee Small Hours - When Your Lover Has Gone

"When Your Lover Has Gone" is a song Frank Sinatra first-recorded under Columbia Records. It was later rerecorded to be featured in Sinatra's 1955 Capitol album In the Wee Small Hours.

A live version of this song can be found on the 1999 album, Sinatra ’57 in Concert.

History Edit

"When Your Lover Has Gone" was composed by Einar Aaron Swan in 1931 specifically for the film Blonde Crazy.[1] Since this rendition of the song, it has become a classical jazz standard, popularized by dozens of artists.

Releases Edit

Studio recordings
Live performances

Lyrics Edit

From ages to ages the poets and sages,
Of love glorious love always sing,
But ask any lover and you'll soon discover,
The heartaches that romance can bring,

When you're alone, who cares for starlit skies
When you're alone, the magic moonlight dies
At break of dawn, there is no sunrise
When your lover has gone

What lonely hours, the evening shadows bring
What lonely hours, with memories lingering
Like faded flowers, life can't mean anything
When your lover has gone

Other artists Edit

References Edit

  1. Swedish-Finnish Historical Society

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