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Since My Love Has Gone
1853 Aaron Neville, Wasserman
This song is based on the melody "Addio del passato" from the opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi.
Opened on March 6, 1853 at La Fenice Theater on Venice, Italy, La Traviata was the musical rendition of the book "La Dame Aux Camélias" by A. Dumas junior. Of this melody, from Act III , is famous the rendition of Maria Callas.

Recording sessions
1955: Philadelphia (US-PA)
with strings added
 
 
1956: Atlantic City (US-NJ) (demo)
 
 
1959 October: New York
Oh I'm lonely left with tears and sorrow
I can't face tomorrow
Since my love has gone
He's left me left me for another
And my heart's gone with him
How can I go on

Was our love a game
Played for a day
Were you pretending
Two hearts gone astray
Am I to blame
For this unhappy ending

Nothing else is left me but a memory
Beloved how I long to hold you
In my arms enfold you
Live again our happiness
But now I can't face tomorrow alone
Since my love has gone
Since my love has gone

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)