Historic Sheet Music Collection


Jay Roberts

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Chicago: Forster Music Publisher (1912)

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[Verse 1]
Darling sit beside me and let’s go back in years
To our home out west where first we met and first I called you dear,
‘Neath stars so bright on a summers night I asked you to be mine
And you said yes to my lonesomeness
When the mission rung its chimes

When the mission chimed with loves sweet rhyme
It was then I knew I loved but you
Tho’ years roll by time seems to fly
Regret has never breathed a sigh
Hand and heart we’ve played life’s part and shared love’s joys sublime
Peace on earth good will t’ward men was the song of the mission chimes

[Verse 2]
Father time is coming and soon life will depart
For the other world where care and toil will never ache the heart,
where we lie to rest in the golden nest and sleep the sleep divine
It will be as old when my love I told
When the mission rung its chimes.



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