What’ll I Do? (1924)
(wm) Irving Berlin (I) Music Box Revue of 1923 by Grace Moore & John Steel (RR) 1938 film: Alexander’s Ragtime Band by Chorus (RR) 1948 film: Big City by Danny Thomas (CR) Ray Charles
[Verse 1] Gone is the romance that was so divine;
That’s broken and cannot be mended.
You must go your way and I must go mine,
Now that our love song has ended.

[Chorus] What’ll I do, when you are far away
And I am blue, what’ll I do?
What’ll I do when I am wond’ring who
Is kissing you, what’ll I do?

What’ll I do, with just a photograph
To tell my troubles/secrets to?
When I’m alone with only dreams of you
That won’t come true, what’ll I do?

[Verse 2] Do you remember a night filled with bliss?
The moonlight was softly descending.
Your lips and my lips were bound with a kiss,
A kiss with an unhappy ending.