Billie Holiday - I Didn't Know What Time It Was Lyrics




Once I was young
Yesterday, perhaps
Danced with Jim and Paul
And 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.

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 hold 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
Live was no prize.
I wanted love and here it was
Shining out of your eyes.
I'm wise,
And I know what time it is now.

Once I was old
Twenty years or so
Rather well preserved:
The wrinkles didn't show.
Once I was old,
But not too old for fun.
I used to hunt for little girls
Up my immaginary gun.
But now I ain't for only one!

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 hold 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
Live was no prize.
I wanted love and here it was
Shining out of your eyes.
I'm wise,
And I know what time it is now.





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  1. 坂巻洋

    💞😋🎶

  2. Dr. killpatient

    Glad, YouTube finally got some Billie Holiday that you don't have to strain to hear. Getting the full beauty of her voice, priceless phrasing, & the beauty of the recording.

  3. gam kal

    Can't believe there are no likes on this. It melted me the first time I heard it and still continues to.

  4. Anacapa Ross

    Incredible

  5. Facundo Manquehue

    This marvelous singer died in 1959, drugs and alcohol in her a tormented life, in her voice you find the disillusion about her own life
     I love and I miss her wonderful voice
    Thanks Okmusix, from Santiago de Chile

    queen bee

    AMEN..WHAT A JEWEL..THANK GOD FOR MY PARENTS THAT EXPOSED TO THEIR CHILDREN THE GIFT OF SONG

  6. Kelly Hunt

    Sing it lady when she swings this I feel like a 13 year old so young and learning about life from a grown woman who has lived and is just singing to me to teach me. I love lady's way of singing

  7. Mauro Dessy

    grande versione...ottima anche quella di ray charles...mauro dessy

  8. Assad Muhammad

    This is the first time that I ever heard this and I love it already.

  9. Carla Músico

    Who's playing the guitar , wes montgomery?

    yopiepan

    The guitarist is Barney Kessel.

    burdoss

    @yopiepan Tenor Sax: Ben Webster

  10. Ashabi Fatosin Rich

    Love this version.