Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York (Broadway & Thirty-Ninth Street, New York) : Shapiro Music Publisher, c1910.

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[Verse 1]
Dreaming I stray, back love’s sweet way,
Ev’rywhere I find but gladness;
Tho’ mem’ry sees visions like these,
In my heart there is no sadness,
And for the world tho’ great it seem,
I would not give my one sweet dream.

Don’t wake me up I am dreaming,
Dreaming of one I love
Don’t wake me up I am dreaming,
Where skies are blue above
Dreaming of days spent together,
Days when you loved me too.
If I should wake, my heart would break,
Let me dream, dream, dream.

[Verse 2]
Stars brightly gleam, there in my dream,
Moonlight so softly is shining;
Someone like you, eyes just as blue,
Whispers “I’ll not leave you pining.
So sweet the dream, so soon ‘tis past,
I only long ‘twill always last.”



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