Dearie, now I know
Just what makes me love you so,
Just what holds me and enfolds me
In its golden glow;
Dearie, now I see
‘Tis each smile so bright and free,
For life’s sadness turns to gladness when you smile on me.
There are smiles that make us happy,
There are smiles that make us blue,
There are smiles that steal away the teardrops
As the sunbeams steal away the dew,
There are smiles that have a tender meaning
That the eyes of love alone may see,
And the smiles that fill my life with sunshine
Are the smiles that you give to me
Dearie, when you smile
Ev’ry thing in life’s worthwhile,
Love grows fonder as we wander
Down each magic mile;
Seem to float up on the breeze,
Doves are cooing while they’re wooing In the leafy trees.
Callahan, J. Will and Roberts, Lee S., "Smiles" (1918). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1270.
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