Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York : Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., ©1914.

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[Verse 1]
Carolina that’s a State
And a girlie too
One who promised that she’d wait
For somebody I knew
Since he’s gone I hear she’s wed
How his lonesome heart has bled
This is all the poor boy said
“What is a fellow to do”

Gone are the days
I used to spend with Carolina
She had the sunshine in her laughter
Just like the State they named her after
Gone are the days, the golden days I’m dreaming of
And still I seem to hear her say,
“Will you be back,
Will you be back, back to the Carolina you love.”

[Verse 2]
Carolina broke his heart
When she wouldn’t wait
Tho’ he must forget the girl
He remembers the State
Ev’ry year he loves to go
Down there where the roses grow
Once he said “I love her so
“But I’m a little too late,”



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