Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Chicago: Forster Music Publisher Inc. (1922)

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[Verse 1]
Dear heart, the scenes of yesterday
Have vanished with the past,
For like the rose of fragrance sweet
They could not always last.
But roses rare will bloom again
And fairest buds unfold:
We walk today the rose-strewn way,
Adown the sunset trail of gold.

[Verse 2]
Dear heart, the twilight’s afterglow
Gleams softly over all,
And across the trail before us
The deep’ning shadows fall.
But down life’s western glinting path
Love’s story still is told,
And crimson bars will greet the stars,
Adown the sunset trail of gold.


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