Historic Sheet Music Collection

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New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co. (1913)

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[Verse 1]
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.

[Verse 2]
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



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