Until it's Time for You to Go
Composer: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Rock / Pop,World / Folk
Submitted by: Russell Ambrose
"Until It`s Time for You to Go" is a song from the 1965 album Many a Mile by Canadian First Nations singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. It was never released by her as a single, but was a UK Top 20 hit for British group The Four Pennies in 1965, and for Elvis Presley in 1972, and a US Hot 100 single for Neil Diamond in 1970.
Buffy Sainte-Marie included a French language reworking of the song, "T`Es Pas un Autre", on her 1967 album Fire & Fleet & Candlelight.
The lyrics concern an ordinary man and woman who love each other, but cannot stay together because they come from different worlds. The singer asks her (or his) lover: "Don`t ask why/Don`t ask how/Don`t ask forever/Love me now." According to Sainte-Marie, the song "popped into my head while I was falling in love with someone I knew couldn`t stay with me