(Why Couldn't It Last) Last Night?

by Glenn Miller

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing in action December 15, 1944) was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known Big Bands. Miller's notable recordings i…




Last night, I touched your fingertips
And when I touched your lips
I fell in love last night...
Last night, I felt your heart beat fast

Swiftly the moments passed
Why couldn't it last last night?
Tonight here I am all alone
My lovely dream has flown

Why must I be alone?
Last night, why did we say goodbye?
My heart keeps asking why,
Why couldn't it last last night...?
(Transcribed by Alex Foertsch: afn@netzland.net)

Written by: AUSTEN CROOM-JOHNSON, CHARLES F KENNY, NICK A KENNY

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