I Didn't Know What Time It Was

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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving int… more »

Once I was young, yesterday, perhaps  Danced with Jim and Paul and kissed some other chaps
Once I was young, but never was naive 
I thought I had a trick or two up my imaginary sleeve
And now I know I was naive 

I didn't know what time it was
Then I met you
Oh, what a lovely time it was
How sublime it was too!

I didn't know what day it was
Then you held my hand
Warm like the month of May it was
And I'll say it was grand 

 Grand to be alive, to be young 
To be mad, to be yours alone
 Grand to see your face, feel your touch 
Hear your voice say I'm all your own

I didn't know what year it was
Life was no prize 
I wanted love and here it was
 Shining out of your eyes

Once I was old, twenty years or so
 Rather well preserved, the wrinkles didn't show
Once I was old, but not too old for fun
I used to hunt for little girls up my imaginary gun
But now I ain't for only one

I'm wise and I know what time it is now
I'm wise and I know what time it is now
I'm so wise and I know what time it is now


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