Historic Sheet Music Collection



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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Broadway Music Co., 145 West 45th St., (1919)

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[Verse 1]
I sailed away one summer’s day, in hopes to find you dear,
I know not where, I do not care, for love it knows no fear.
You took all my love and devotion,
And left me upon love’s ocean.

I can hear the wild waves sighing,
“Where are you tonight?”
I just keep a-sailing on the blue sea,
But there is no lighthouse shining for me.
Like a babe without a mother,
Who’s lost life’s golden trail,
Since you went away I drift day by day,
Like a ship without a sail.

[Verse 2]
I wonder dear, if you are near,
I seem to hear you sigh,
I love you too, be patient do, the clouds will soon roll by.
Love’s ocean will wash all our sorrow,
We’ll meet by the shore tomorrow.



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