Willie Nelson - What'll I Do Lyrics




Gone is the romance that was so divine
It's broken and cannot be mended
You must go your way and I must go mine
But now that our love dreams have ended

What'll I do
When you are far away
And I am blue
What'll I do?

What'll I do?
When I am wondering who
Is kissing you
What'll I do?

What'll I do
With just a photograph
To tell my troubles to?

When I'm alone
With only dreams of you
That can't come true
What'll I do?

What'll I do
With just a photograph
To tell my troubles to?

When I'm alone
With only dreams of you
That can't come true
What'll I do?





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  1. Carl Newman

    P-E-R-F-E-C-T

  2. Lili Marlene

    Such an old song—-written in 1923—never sung better.

  3. PetBourgeois

    ugh this one burns right now 😩 ... the things a musician can do to your heart.

  4. Margaret Gaskell

    "What'll I Do"
    ..........................💔💔💔🌹🌹🌹🌹💔💔💔💔🙏🦅
    (originally by Irving Berlin)
    Gone is the romance that was so divine
    It's broken and cannot be mended
    You must go your way and I must go mine
    But now that our love dreams have ended

    What'll I do
    When you are far away
    And I am blue
    What'll I do?

    What'll I do?
    When I am wondering who
    Is kissing you
    What'll I do?

    What'll I do
    With just a photograph
    To tell my troubles to?

    When I'm alone
    With only dreams of you
    That can't come true
    What'll I do?

    What'll I do
    With just a photograph
    To tell my troubles to?

    When I'm alone
    With only dreams of you
    That can't come true
    What'll I do?

  5. Kat Snipes

    My sweet baby

  6. Mara Karetsos

    Beautiful romantic song!!!!
    🎶🎶🎶🎸🎸🎸🎶⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  7. Evan Tapper

    Trigger showing up at the end there was so needed. 👍👍

  8. Karmen Jazbec

    jusssssst i wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwill hold horses

  9. Karmen Jazbec

    hi willie

  10. Nicola Bliemeister

    sweetie song,loved ++´


    him so long ago

  11. Norman Crane

    HI Willie, I have wished I could have met you say how you have always been my favorite Country Music. I am now to aged 87 yrs and the years have now been happy , but.my old legs would not been able to make any long journeys but I am so grateful to YouTube that I enjoy listening to someone such a great talent as you. Thank you willie, Bless you.

  12. christopher wilson

    Best version ever. Takes a good old boy to show the others how to do it.

  13. Jerry Pullen

    Believe willie can sing any song

  14. Teacher Dave's Toronto

    I love Willie Nelson's version of many American classics; September Song, Stardust and now "What'll I Do". I guess a great musician and honest singer can do any song and make it their own.

  15. Libby Pendleton

    Beautiful , Willie is the best. Touching my heart. only good memories . Thanks Willie

  16. Mara Karetsos

    Fantastic 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️

  17. Dennis Hartnett

    Stunning. Willie is up there with Sinatra & Ella.

  18. Abe G. Santini

    What will I do Paul Finck? What will I do!

  19. LakewoodDallas

    Goosebumps. Willie singing this classic.

  20. Linda Rob

    Willie, Thank you so much fir recognizing this 1923 Berlin time featured in “The Great Gatsby”. You sing it as if someone who has been there. Magnificent!

  21. Tommie Stuart

    This song makes me think of Janet Woodman and my Daddy Tommy Vaughn. I can't imagine how she feels every second of every day. Whether you know it or not, I have always understood what yall had. I love you and won't ever be able to tell you.

  22. Dixie Pena

    Beautiful,sad but real, so real,life is so tough,sometimes!!

  23. Annie Gorchakof

    Excellent....the song and the music! The guitarra is great! It was tender and sad!!💕

  24. J Schroeder

    So beautiful, Love every song you sing Willie.

  25. A JC

    Love this take on an old classic.

  26. Evalene Nelson

    This is just so beautiful. Touches the heart.

  27. hugnaba

    Wonder if the piano arrangement is written and published or if it's Bobbie's own. Wonderful. Would love to have that sheet music. Looks like the music on the piano is the classic Gershwin piano/vocal score.

  28. Rusty Wallace

    Dorothy from Golden Girls would be proud. Fine rendition, very mellow, & totally Willie.

  29. jaytee

    xcellent song willie

  30. Bryan

    Thank You,Willie. Brilliant. Love Towards All, from San Antonio.

  31. Lennie Volle

    OH, My Gosh! It just doesn't get any better!!! A GREAT SONG BY A GREAT SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, & HANDSOME GENTLEMAN~ THE ONE & ONLY - WILLIE NELSON ~ I Hope will be my life long friend to the end!!! Peace & Love to Everyone!!!

  32. Berit Samuelsson

    EN GAMMAL FIN LÅT

  33. Mauricio Durón

    Other recordings that include the introductory refrain are by Harry Nilsson (with Gordon Jenkins) and Johnny Mathis (with the Percy Faith orchestra).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQD4uRZ51ng
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkD_eWVfoQQ

  34. Marcela Bouzova

    very beautiful songs

  35. Theo Aerts

    Dit is echt ....

  36. Deana Williams

    Our hero!

  37. Thomas .Hennessey

    Has interesting echoes of Walter Pidgeon's 1924 recording. Very basic Irving Berlin expressing his own strong emotions.

  38. Steve W

    Nothing against Willie, but I have a scab on my arm that has a better complexion.

  39. Sandi Jack

    He truly does touch your soul with his beautiful heart and his very special music . Since my husband’s death in 2012 his songs mean so much more to me. Thank you Willie🌺

  40. Deborah VanderWerf

    So beautiful!!😢

  41. Cynthia Martin

    Muchas gracias Willie!!!Exquisito!

  42. PonziZombieKiller

    Willie show nuff knows ah thang or two... whoop sang it cowboy

  43. Louise Hernan

    What a beautiful video this is!!

  44. Darla Simms

    No really the question is what will I do without you I love you so much

  45. mike hancock

    LOVE WILLIE!!

  46. Casey Dilworth

    Isn't it funny how he can make one note on a guitar sound so great, he likes what he does, that is what many others lack, professional or trying to be, what he does is what separates the two.

    mary heddins

    I LOVE the French Harp !!!

  47. vern daniel

    what will I do if she goes before me???????????

  48. Kate O'Hare-Palmer

    Clean..simple..pure

  49. b.g. dylan

    i thought he was my grandpa gary william$ lol but what do'll i know i jus a dumb ol hillbilly.

  50. flynnbrown2001

    Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.

  51. mig qcoen

    "What'll I Do"
    (originally by Irving Berlin)Gone is the romance that was so divine
    It's broken and cannot be mended
    You must go your way and I must go mine
    But now that our love dreams have endedWhat'll I do
    When you are far away
    And I am blue
    What'll I do?What'll I do?
    When I am wondering who
    Is kissing you
    What'll I do?What'll I do
    With just a photograph
    To tell my troubles to?When I'm alone
    With only dreams of you
    That can't come true
    What'll I do?What'll I do
    With just a photograph
    To tell my troubles to?When I'm alone
    With only dreams of you
    That can't come true
    What'll I do?

  52. Laura Ann Griffin

    she dont love you

  53. Art Stetson

    What can you say about Willie. Another great simple song made emotionally powerful, crafted by one of the greatest of the great of all time past and in the future.

  54. Virginia McIntyre

    We must all walk the path before us. Some part of that path you will have your companion, and your children. Then comes the time you will walk it alone. It is a long and lonely path but with God's beckoning out stretched hand, with his redeeming grace we will make it home to be with our beloved companion and family again.

  55. Chelsea Amarillas Espinoza

    you will do it all over again the way only you could ever truly do for in all your doing does it ever truly get done the way only you truly only I can do

  56. Po Diddly

    happy early birthday. have a good 84 tomorrow

    ftwi weldeab

    lovely songs I just love your endeavors job

  57. PonziZombieKiller

    Fabulous.

  58. Robert Cusumano

    This is an old song, my mom sang this as she did the dishes, I didn't know as a child she lost her first husband in ww2 , She's with him now, and now I hum it while missing her!

    Devo Davis

    That is such a lovely story & it made me tear right up. Thanks, Robert.

    LakewoodDallas

    Bless your mom.

  59. Rose Walsh

    Beautiful.

  60. Jason Lee

    A great man.

  61. Teresam Devans

    <3 remember you and Mother Goose and Rock City what do I do when I remember you what do I do thank you Lord

  62. BADBOYS 13_

    love you man evryday you go in your ege your sound will be better and good evry day i lesnt to your songs i love more and more and more

  63. Venita Sheppard

    🎩🙇🤗😆

  64. Nancy Coffin

    Amazing Willie we all Love You!

  65. Jackiedion

    is this song dedicated to Merle Haggard? 😭😭😭😑

  66. Christian 2300

    willie tu es un musicien hors norme ! il y a des années et des années que je t'écoute ici en Europe. Je ne maîtrise malheureusement pas bien l'anglais. J'ai pratiquement tous tes disques et CD ! tes mélodies sont vraiment formidables et tu es pour moi le meilleur !

    marie-paule lumet

    tiens un français fan de Williemoi non plus;

    marie-paule lumet

    moi non plus ;enfin un fan français!!

    marie-paule lumet

    un fan français de WILLIE NELSON???

    marie-paule lumet

    Tiens un message en français;c'est grace à JOHNNY HALLYDAY

    marie-paule lumet

    tiens(un message en français

  67. Anthony D'costa

    Very true in my case, the words just fit in perfectly in my life, I live each and every word of it.

  68. Jon Treadway

    Wow!! Who'd have thought Willie would sing an Irving Berlin song?!? And done as only Willie can do it-- MASTERFULLY... :)

    Gord Merritt

    Willie was the first. He made his stardust album in 1978
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf5UvKjCDUU

  69. Helena Musical

    Good pianist too

    marie-paule lumet

    elle est un peu oubliée

    marie-paule lumet

    oui ;yes

  70. Villiago

    Willie nelson, sounds like an illegal hold in wrestling.

  71. susan white

    Love you Willie <3

  72. Dianna Crawford

    Willie you touch my heart

  73. Joyce Tyo

    Beautiful

  74. jef hun

    where does he find these great bars!?  have a long history with willie,  evergreen colo.  days when he lived there, he shot pool with my father in a dive bar mexican place,  my father sold him a typewriter  from his office supply store,  I photographed him at red rocks with his kids on stage, and one of the connie  wives dropped off a load of t shirts bandanas etc. for reprints of the photos, at the canyon courier,  great times...

    Cindy Tousignant

    jef hun this is at his ranch in Luck

  75. Gardner Brannon

    Willie hit a home run with this one!

  76. Sandi Bowers

    There;s only one Willie Nelson! Most of his romantic songs touch my very soul!

    Cherokee Knight

    Sandi Bowers yes

  77. Cindy Fallon

    every song touches my soul

  78. BahamaWynters

    Thanks so much for singing the intro to this Irving Berlin favorite. Most beholden.

  79. maureen1938

    A beautiful version of this lovely song. Thank you for posting this.

  80. smokeysgirl52

    JUST KEEP ON BEING YOU WILLIE!!! GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH YOU AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!!

    Brain Sample

    smokeysgirl52 lol who else would he be ?

    Bob Foster

    smokeysgirl52

  81. Steven Torrey

    Very moving...

  82. yaakovha1948

    What a giant.He makes every song his.WOW!

  83. Linda Adams

    a very endearing and touching rendition....Long Live  Willie Nelson....

    Basil Nedic

    he.will.forever

  84. LEO ONEIL

    Willie and Irving Berlin! Wow! That was gorgeous.

  85. Ron Townsend

    Willie I don't think I've ever seen you this way, love the scenery and with that said what will we do when your finally gone bud. You know we all love you.

  86. pogues2300

    Love you Willie.

  87. Bill Cook

    WOW...  I feel it...  and I don't wonder "What'll I do..."   I'm doin' it.

  88. ArtPsych71

    Such a beautiful, simple song of sadness, the singer mourning and questioning how they'll get by after their dear one is gone and romance has ended. Written by Irvin Berlin (1923).

    Ron Stewart

    +ArtPsych71 thanks didn't know that!

  89. brenda harmon

    Beautifully done ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

  90. Barbara Burns

    Beautiful song and great video!!!

  91. Murchison Kern

    I thought it was great thanks for sharing it with the world******* 

  92. Eric Ray

    Beautiful

  93. Norma T

    Very touching song, lost my husband in 2013, this song brings tears to my eyes and a sadness in my heart. I think as Willie grows older his songs come from the heart of a lifetime of living !

    Helen D'Roza

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    kieran mccrory

    Norma T I love your comment,,💨👍🏻🙌🏻 nice song again by Willie &triger

    Fran Studdard

    Norma T, I feel the same. I lost my husband in 2015. It's been 2 yrs and every day I miss my best friend. We had so many dreams and now, I just don't know what to do. We will see them on the other side. ❤

    Brenda Thibault

    lost my husband last year this song says it all

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