Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Summertime

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1908

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., 37 W. 28th St., (1908)

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[Verse 1]
Sweetheart, Sweetheart, dry those eyes of blue,
I’ll come back to you,
With a heart so true,
Springtime’s coming, birds will soon be humming sweetest songs of love to you,
Dear heart, dear heart,
Tell me why you sigh,
Parting time is nigh,
I must say goodbye,
How I yearn and long for my return to you my love, with heart so true.

[Chorus]
Summertime, Summertime,
We will be together, in sunny weather,
Down the lane, once again,
All the World in rhyme;
Summertime, Summertime,
Wedding bells will chime,
All will be sunny, peaches, cream and honey,
In the Summertime.

[Verse 2]
Sweetheart, Sweetheart, in the twilight glow,
Where the roses grow,
I will whisper low,
Loves sweet story told in all its glory where the waters gently flow,
Dear heart, dear heart, ‘neath the moonlit sky,
We must say good-bye,
Night birds sing on high,
In the trees, they sing their melodies and seem to know I love you so.

[Chorus]

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