Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1915

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Drifting Apart
Words by William Parquet
Music by E. Clinton kaithley

Published by Frank K. Root & Co.

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
When the shadows at twilight are falling,
And the dew softly falls on the rose;
Then days of our love I'm recalling,
As each thought into memory goes.
I could see, sweet-heart mine, as we parted,
That my dream of the future was o'er,
And our last kiss left me broken hearted,
For it meant that we part ever more,

[Chorus]
Drifting, drifting,
Sweetheart, we're slowly drifting,
My heart is breaking,
Thinking of you and you alone, my darling.
Drifting, drifting,
Just like the tide we're drifting,
Day after day, dear,
We're drifting apart.

[Verse 2]
Oh, how often in dreams you return, dear,
and the love in your eye brightly beams;
But it seems that I will always yearn, dear,
For you come to me only in dreams.
And my life seems so bare and forsaken
That I live, dear, in dreams of you;
But the joy in my heart would awaken,
Sweetheart, if they'd only come true.

[Chorus]

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