From the recording Alone (Dearest One)-(click for lyrics)
From the Off-Broadway musical, “27, Rue de Fleurus” (by Ted Sod and Lisa Koch)-- this show celebrates the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. This song is sung by Alice many years after Gertrude has died.
ALONE (DEAREST ONE)
DEAREST ONE, I’M THINKING OF YOU
OH, HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
DEAREST ONE, I MISS YOU STILL
AH, THE WINTER IN PARIS IS BRUTAL AS EVER
AND I AM ALWAYS COLD
MY BODY IS FEEBLE
TWENTY-ONE YEARS AND I’M STILL THINKING OF YOU
EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT
WHEN ONE IS OLD, ONE REMINISCES
I MISS THE GARDENS,
THE SALONS, YOUR KISSES AND…
DEAREST ONE, I AM SO LONELY
YES, I MAY JOIN YOU SOON
DEAREST ONE, I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU
AND YOU’LL TALK MY EAR OFF WHILE I HOLD YOUR HAND
PLEASE WAIT FOR ME, WAIT FOR ME
YOUR DEVOTED ALICE B.