LAST NIGHT'S GARDENIAS
From the RKO-Radio Production „Dreaming Out Loud" – 1940
(Words and Music by: Sam Coslow)
Performed by: Robert Wilcox
Also performed by: Sammy Kaye & His Orch. (vocal: Tommy Ryan) - 1940
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. (vocal: Kenny Sargent) - 1940
Bing Crosby - 1940
Shirley Deane – 1940
Last night's gardenias have wilted and lost their bloom.
But somehow their faint perfume
Is lingering in my room.
For last night's gardenias are lonely and so am I.
Tonight I can hear them sigh
They echo your last goodbye
Their lovely fragrance follows me ev'rywhere
I close my eyes and suddenly you are there darling
Last night's gardenias will never be tossed away.
I'll keep them in my bouquet of dreams.