Sarah Vaughan

Speak Low

Music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ogden Nash, Vocal by Sarah Vaughan

Speak low, when you speak love.
Our summer day
Withers away
Too soon, too soon.
Speak low. When you speak love.
Our moment is swift
Like ships adrift,
We're swept apart, too soon.
Speak low, darling, speak low.
Love is a spark
Lost in the dark,
Too soon, too soon.
I feel wherever I go
That tomorrow is near,
Tomorrow is here,
And always too soon.
Time is so old
And love so brief,
Love is pure gold
And time a thief,
We're late, darling, we're late,
The curtain descends
Everything ends,
Too soon, too soon.
I wait, darling, I wait.
Will you speak low to me,
Speak love to me,
And soon?