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Put Me To Sleep In Your Heart

(And Wake Me Up With Your Love)

Word by Sam Lewis & Joe Young

Music by Bert Grant

New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. (1919)

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[Verse 1]
I’m in love, I’m in love,
Are the three words I sing constantly;
I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love,
Oh! my love made a poet of me;
Sun or rain,
My refrain,
Sings of love that is tender and true;
And I pray,
Night and day;
That the winds bring my poem to you.

Put me to sleep in your heart, dear,
Cuddle me up in your arms;
Cradle me just like a bay,
With all your wonderful charms;
Cover me up with your eyes, dear,

Just like the blue skies above;
Put me to sleep in your heart, dear,
And let me wake up with your love.

[Verse 2]
I’m in love, I’m in love,
Seems to fit ev’ry song that I sing;
I’m in love, I’m in love,
Oh! what comfort those three words can bring;
Seems the tune,
That I croon,
I hear played on my heart strings one day;
And I know,
It was you;
Sent the melody dear right away.



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