Historic Sheet Music Collection

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New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co. (1919)

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[Verse 1]
What wonderful pals you and I used to be just as happy and free as the birds in the tree
I carried your books to school ev’ry day it was never December ‘twas always May
But now you tell me not to hope and that is why I say.

There is no warmth in the sunshine
The flowers have faded away
The days are all dark there’s no song from the lark
The world is all work and no play
Life is so dull and so bitter
I feel like a failure a quitter
I’ve been yours from the start
When you said we must part
You took the sweet from sweetheart.

[Verse 2]
I’ve met lots of girls since those days back at school those dear days when we both learned the good golden rule
But of all the girls that I have known you’re the only girl I wanted for my own
What hard luck the world will agree to find your heart was stone.



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