Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

Lyric by Rayomnd B. Egan. Music by Richard A. Whiting.

Jerome H. Remick & Co. Detroit New York

Copyright MCMXVIII by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit

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Abstract

VERSE 1
There’s a song in the land of the lily\
Each sweetheart has heard with a sigh
Over high garden walls
This sweet echo falls
As a soldier boy whispers goodbye

CHORUS
Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu
When the clouds roll by I’ll come to you
Then the skies will seem more blue
Down in lovers lane my dearie
Wedding bells will ring so merrily
Ev’ry tear will be a memory
So wait and pray each night for me
Till we meet again

VERSE 2
Tho’ goodbye means the birth of a tear drop
Hello means the birth of a smile
And the smile will erase
The tear blighting trace
When we meet in the after a while

CHORUS

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