Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York (224 West 47th Street, New York) : Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., ©1918.

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[Verse 1]
Long, long ago,
Someone I know
Had a little red canoe
In it room for only two
Love found its start
Then in my heart
And like a flower grew.

Drifting with the current down a moonlit stream
While above the Heavens in their glory gleam
And the stars on high
Twinkle in the sky
Seeming in a Paradise of love divine
Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine
Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see
Visions of what used to be

[Chorus 2]
Drifting in the moonlight
While the Heavens gleam
Seeming deep in love
Dreaming of your eyes
Beautiful Ohio in my dreams used to be.


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