Sheet Music, 1920-1929


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MUM00682, 0569


Cover: a drawing of a woman in a pink / black suit; Publisher: Irving Berlin Inc. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

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music score

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Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
There's no use to speak any love words to me, There's no use to take any vow. I've felt all along that something was wrong, Your eyes seem to show it somehow;
You know you belong to somebody else, So why don't you leave me alone. You know someone else has a claim to your heart, And you should consider before you start I know you're not true and you'd fool me too, The same as you're fooling the one who loves you. You know you belong to somebody else, So why don't you leave me alone.
Second verse
There's no use to plead any longer with me, There's no use to sigh or to cry. But you're not sincere there's someone more dear, Who loves you far better than I;

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You Know You Belong To Someone Else (So Why Don't You Leave Me Alone) / music by James V. Monaco; words by Eugene West



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