The song was written for the Broadway show "The New Moon" in 1927.
The song was performed by Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore in New Moon, the 1930 film adaptation of The New Moon, and by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in the 1940 adaptation, also titled New Moon.
The sky was blue and high above The moon was new and so was love This eager heart of mine was singing Lover, where can you be?
You came at last; love had its day That day is past; you've gone away. This aching heart of mine is singing, Lover, come back to me.
I remember ev'ry little thing you used to do I'm so lonely Ev'ry road I walk along I've walked along with you No wonder I'm so lonely.
The sky is blue, the night is cold, The moon is new, But love is old; And while I'm waiting here This heart of mine is singing Lover, come back to me.