Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1906.

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Love is a queer little elfin sprite,

Blest with the deadliest aim!

Shooting his arrows to left and right, Bagging the rarest game.

Filling our hearts with a glad surprise,

Almost too good to be true!

And still can you tell me why do you love me?
Only because you are you, dear!

Not that you are fair, dear,
Not that you are true.
Not your golden hair, dear,
Not your eyes of blue.
When we ask the reason,
Words are all too few!
So I know I love you dear, because you’re you.


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