Lyrics:Vinicius De Moraes ,Ray Gilbert Music:Antonio Carlos Jobim
The song was publishe 1963.
This song was also known as The Revolted Lover. It was entered as a new tune on the Stationers' Register June 1, 1629 by "the Assignes of Thomas Symcocke." It apeared in The Dancing Master (1650-98) and in Playford's Introduction (1664). The original ballad had twelve stanzas. Only three are given here.
Once, once I Loved And I gave so much love to this world you were the world to me Once I cried At the thought I was foolish and proud and let you say goodbye
And then one day From my infinite sadness you came and brought me love again Now I know That no matter what ever befalls I'll never let you go I will hold you close Make you stay Because love is the saddest thing when it goes away Love is the saddest thing when it goes away