Back in the days when the world was new,
Back in the days when you loved me, too!
We found a garden, a beautiful garden,
Where sweet red roses grew.
Thro’ the garden of Sunshine and Roses
I wandered with you by my side
But Summer had fled
And the roses are dead
Like the love that has withered and died.
There I dreamed in the beautiful Springtime,
We would go side by side thro’ the years,
But my garden of Sunshine and Roses,
Is a garden of shadows and tears.
Into the Valley of Yesterday
Of times my poor lonely heart will stray,
Seeking to find you, dear, just to remind you
That love will find a way
Kahn, Gus and Alstyne, Egbert Van, "Sunshine and Roses" (1913). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1295.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.