Last Night
Little Walter Lyrics


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Last night I lost the best friend I ever had
Last night I lost the best friend I ever had
Well, she gone off and left me, oh,
Make me feel so bad

Well, it's early in the morning
When my love come falling down for you
Well, it's early in the morning, baby,


When my love come falling down for you
I want you to tell me, baby, tell me
What are we gonna do

Well, I'll wait till tomorrow,
They tell me every day brings some bottle of change
Well, I'll wait till tomorrow,
They tell me every day brings some bottle of change
Well, I love you, love you baby,
Honey, ain't it a crying shame

Last night I lost the best friend I ever had
Last night I lost the best friend I ever had

Well, she gone off and left me,
Oh, make me feel so bad

Overall Meaning

Little Walter's song "Last Night" is a blues track that was released in 1955. The song is about a man who has lost his lover, who he considers to be the best friend he ever had. The opening lines of the song set the mood for the rest of the track, with the singer lamenting the loss of his friend. The repetition of these lines emphasizes the depth of the singer's sadness and the importance of the person he has lost.


As the song continues, the singer suggests that he is still in love with the person who has left him. He sings about the early hours of the morning when his love for her is strongest. He pleads with her to tell him what they should do about their situation. These lyrics suggest that the singer still has hope and that he wants to find a way to fix the relationship.


The final verse of the song is a repeated version of the opening lines, which brings the song full circle. The repetition reinforces the idea that the singer is still mourning the loss of his friend and lover. The track ends with the singer feeling alone and sad.


Overall, "Last Night" is a poignant and emotional song that captures the heartbreak of losing someone you love. Little Walter's raw and soulful vocals, combined with the understated instrumentation, make for a powerful and moving piece of music.


Line by Line Meaning

Last night I lost the best friend I ever had
The speaker lost their best friend last night.


Last night I lost the best friend I ever had
The speaker emphasizes their loss by repeating it.


Well, she gone off and left me, oh,
The best friend the speaker lost left them.


Make me feel so bad
The speaker feels terrible because of their friend's departure.


Well, it's early in the morning
It's currently early in the morning.


When my love come falling down for you
The speaker is in love with someone who doesn't appear to reciprocate their feelings.


Well, it's early in the morning, baby,
The speaker is addressing their lover with a term of endearment.


When my love come falling down for you
The speaker's love is powerful but goes unrequited.


I want you to tell me, baby, tell me
The speaker is pleading with their lover for answers about their relationship.


What are we gonna do
The speaker is uncertain about the future of their relationship.


Well, I'll wait till tomorrow,
The speaker is willing to wait for a resolution to their problems.


They tell me every day brings some bottle of change
The speaker is hopeful that things will improve as time passes.


Well, I love you, love you baby,
The speaker is expressing their love for their partner.


Honey, ain't it a crying shame
The speaker is acknowledging the sorrow of their situation.


Last night I lost the best friend I ever had
The speaker once again mourns the loss of their friend.


Last night I lost the best friend I ever had
The speaker repeats the earlier line to reinforce their grief.


Well, she gone off and left me,
The speaker once again emphasizes their friend's departure.


Oh, make me feel so bad
The speaker is still feeling the effects of their loss.




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Written by: Walter Jacobs

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Comments from YouTube:

Derrick Polk

My best friend Torbert Maurice Lofton died today 05-28-2021 and this song brought me here. He truly will be missed and never forgotten. Rest In Peace My Brother πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

Brandon Morris

I'm sorry for your loss

Nomisj46

God bless brother πŸ™

Gulf Breeze

I've been listening to him for 62 years and he still brings me.

Tank T. James!

I just saw the movie virgin Cadillac awesome!!

BawdyLikeBianca

I lost my childhood best friend yesterday and it brought me to this song. I love this song. R.I.P. β€οΈπŸ•ŠπŸ˜©

CaramelCoated41

I absolutely love this song! Little Walter plays and sings so smoothly on every note

ghost on the shore

He always deliver s the goods

John H

You got good taste in music.. to more people don't know the blues

John Weldon

He lays it down heavy"""

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