Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., 125 W 43rd St., (1912)

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[Verse 1]
We were along in the moonlight,
There in the shadow below,
Last night seems to me in my dreaming
Was thousands of years ago,
Sweet was the story I told you,
Sweet, but the end was a sigh,
You told me that you loved another,
Last night when you said goodbye.

Last night the stars were all aglow,
Last night I loved, I loved you so;
My heart was glad for you were near I held your hand and called you dear,
My dear, And then the stars grew dim and cold,
The moon grew pale, my heart grew old,
My dream is o’er, to live no more,
Last night was the end of the world.

[Verse 2]
Why did I call you my dear one,
There was a light in your eye,
Last night, dear, I thought it was beaming
For me till I saw it die,
Why did you teach me to love you,
Why, when you knew we must part,
A smile, and you left me forever,
Last night when you broke my heart



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