Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1915

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Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Music Publishers, 224 West 47th Street, New York

Illustrator E. Pfeiffer

Writers of "That's How I Need You" and "When You Play In The Game Of Love"

Words by Joe Goodwin, Music by Al. Piantadosi

Sent Post Paid for Twenty-Five Cents

Copyright MCMXV by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. 224 West 47th Street. New York. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

“Some of these resources may contain offensive stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of the attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.”

Abstract

VERSE 1
I saw you playing with a child,
You looked so sweet to me,
It seemed as though that’s all you ought to do,
You kissed it and caressed it, and
The whole world seemed to be
A paradise for just that child and you,
You were so loving, sweetheart,
So gentle and so kind,
I couldn’t help but frame this little picture in my mind:

REFRAIN
I can picture a babe on your knee,
While you’re singing some sweet lullaby,
And the picture that I frame, my dear,
Seems to spell the name of Mother, dear
Now the picture just seems so complete,
With the baby right there on your knee,
You’re my sweetheart, that’s true,
But when I look at you
What a wonderful mother you’d be.
I can be.

VERSE 2
The smile you smile was only meant
To cheer the whole world through,
The arms you have are just meant to caress,
You seem to do the little things
That mothers always do,
Your mission in this life was just to bless,
I like to sit and look at you,
No matter when the time,
I like to picture you as just a sweet sweetheart of mine:

REFRAIN

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