Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Smiles

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

Detroit, New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co. (1918)

Artist: M. L. Pettigrew

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[Verse 1]
Dearie, now I know
Just what makes me love you so,
Just what holds me and enfolds me
In its golden glow;
Dearie, now I see
‘Tis each smile so bright and free,
For life’s sadness turns to gladness when you smile on me.

[Refrain]
There are smiles that make us happy,
There are smiles that make us blue,
There are smiles that steal away the teardrops
As the sunbeams steal away the dew,
There are smiles that have a tender meaning
That the eyes of love alone may see,
And the smiles that fill my life with sunshine
Are the smiles that you give to me

[Verse 2]
Dearie, when you smile
Ev’ry thing in life’s worthwhile,
Love grows fonder as we wander
Down each magic mile;
Cheery melodies
Seem to float up on the breeze,
Doves are cooing while they’re wooing In the leafy trees.

[Chorus]

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