I Didnt Know What Time It Was

Benny Goodman

I Didn't Know What Time It WasBenny GoodmanWords by Lorenz Hart and music by Richard Rodgers.Introduced by Marcy Westcott and Richard Kollmar in the musical "Too ManyGirls."Sung by Lucille Ball, Eddie Bracken, Hal LeRoy and Desi Arnaz in the 1940film version.Sung by Frank Sinatra in the 1957 film "Pal Joey."(Verse)Once I was young--Yesterday, perhaps--Danced with Jim and PaulAnd 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.(Refrain)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 time it was,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 time it was,Life was no prize.I wanted love and here it wasShining out of your eyes.I'm wise,And I know what time it is now.(Verse)Once I was old--Twenty years or so--Rather well preserved,The wrinkles didn't show.Once I ws old,But not too old for fun.I used to hunt for little girlsUp my imaginary gun.But now I aim for only one!(Repeat Refrain)From: "Montcomags"