Once upon a summertime, if you recall We stopped beside a little flower stall. A bunch of bright forget-me-nots was all I'd let you buy me. Once upon a summertime, just like today We laughed the happy afternoon away And stole a kiss in every street cafe. You were sweeter than the blossom on the tree. I was as proud as any girl could be As if the mayor had offered me the key to Paris. Now another wintertime has come and gone. The pigeons feeding in the square have flown But I'll remember when the vespers chime You loved me once upon a summertime.