"Someone Else May Be There While I'm Gone" is a World War I era song written by Irving Berlin in 1916. The song, performed by Al Jolson under Columbia Records, reached No. 2 on song charts in 1916.
Someone Else May Be There While I'm Gone Wikipedia
I left my darling the other day,
We started quarreling, I went away;
But now I wish that I was back.
I love my baby, indeed I do,
And who knows, maybe she loves me too,
But that's just maybe,
And that won't do.
All that worries me
Is someone else may be there while I'm gone:
In my dreams I see
A couple spooning on the lawn.
That very thought just keeps me worried;
I lay awake till the break of dawn.
I must hurt back,
'Cause someone else may be there while I'm gone.
I'm wild about her; that is why I'm blue—
I hate to doubt her the way I do;
I may be wrong, I may be right.
Although I worry an awful lot,
If I should hurry back to the spot,
She may be waiting,
She may be not!