It’s hard to part and love as I love you, dear,
It’s harder still to have to say goodbye,
I cared for you although you never knew, dear,
How often just to see you I have sighed.
Sometimes I think perhaps I may forget you,
But each day brings you closer to my heart,
My thoughts are of the day when I first met you,
I miss you so since we have been apart.
I’m tired of living without you,
I miss ev’ry glance, ev’ry smile,
There are so many sweet ways about you,
I long for you all of the while.
I’ve counted the days since we parted;
Each one whispers, “Wait, she is true.”
I’m tired of living without you, dear,
I want no one else but you.
How often have I read your old love letters,
How often I’ve untied the knot of blue,
How often I have smiled though heavy hearted,
Because, dear heart, my sweetest thoughts were you.
The many pretty things you said to me, dear,
Recall to mind the dearest girl I know,
I never knew what love was till we parted,
I never thought that I would miss you so.
Mills, Kerry and Rose, Edward, "I'm Tired of Living Without You" (1908). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1406.
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