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The Last Time I Saw Paris song lyrics

Song lyrics to The Last Time I Saw Paris (1940), performed by Ann Sothern in Lady Be Good, (1940) – Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

The lady known as Paris, romantic and charming,
Has left her old companions
And faded from view
Lonely men with lonely eyes are seeking her in vein
Her streets are where they were
But there’s no sign of her.
She has left the Seine.

The last time I saw Paris
Her heart was warm and gray
I heard the laughter of her heart in every street cafe
The last time I saw Paris
Her trees were dressed for spring
And lovers walked beneath those trees
And birds found songs to sing

I dodged the same old taxicabs
That I had dodged for years
The chorus of the squeaky horns
Was music to my ears.

The last time I saw Paris
Her heart was warm and gay
No matter how they change her
I’ll remember her that way.

I’ll think of happy hours, and people who shared them
Of women selling flowers in markets at dawn
Children who applauded Punch and Judy in the park
And those who danced at night
And kept our Paris bright
Till the town went dark.

The last time I saw Paris
Her heart was warm and gray
I heard the laughter of her heart in every street cafe
The last time I saw Paris
Her trees were dressed for spring
And lovers walked beneath those trees
And birds found songs to sing

I dodged the same old taxicabs
That I had dodged for years
The chorus of the squeaky horns
Was music to my ears.

The last time I saw Paris
Her heart was warm and gay
No matter how they change her
I’ll remember her that way.

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