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Take Me Back to the Garden of Love

Words by Edward Ray Goetz

Music by Nat Osborne

New York: Ted Snyder Co (1911)

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[Verse 1]

Sweet thoughts of first love are filling me,
With joy but once we feel;
While thoughts of fear are thrilling me,
Its joy may prove unreal.
Often ‘twould seem love is luring me,
To find that you’re untrue;
To have, you reassure me,
In hope I long for you.

Take me back to your Garden of Love, dear,
Once again let me bloom in your heart,
Take me back to the beautiful spring time,
Where sunshine and love never part.
To the rose in my heart that is dying,
You are just like the dew from above,
I need you, I want you, I love you,
Take me back to your Garden of Love.

[Verse 2]

If in your heart you regret me not,
Renew each vow to me;
Just like a sweet forget-me-not,
Once more each word will be.
If in your dreams you could understand,
Your love’s a fragrant bow’r;
Your heart’s my key to wonderland,
Come claim this fading flow’r.




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