Down in the lazy west rides the moon,
Warm as a night in June;
Stars shimm’ring soft in a bed of blue,
While I am calling and calling you.
Sweetly you are dreaming,
As the dawn comes slowly streaming;
Waken love in your bower,
Greet our trysting hour.
Dear one the world is waiting for the sunrise;
Ev’ry rose is heavy with dew.
The thrush on high, his sleepy mate is calling
And my heart is calling you!
Lockhart, Eugene and Seitz, Ernest, "World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" (1919). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1237.
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