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The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

Words by Eugene Lockhart

Music by Ernest Seitz

New York: Chappell-Harms, Inc. (1919)

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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!


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