Just like the sunrise, you came to me it seems,
Just like the sunrise, you woke me from my dreams. You were my sunshine, in days that used to be;
I await the sunset, for now you’re leaving me.
Tho’ it’s time for parting, and my tears are starting, Leave me with a smile.
Tho’ your heart may cry dear;
When you say good-bye, dear,
Leave me with a smile.
Maybe it’s forever,
So while we’re together,
For a little while;
Hold me like a flower,
For one little hour,
And leave me with a smile.
Your smiles are sunshine upon a rainy day,
They bring me gladness, and drive my blues away. Before you go, dear, just smile once more for me;
It will always be, dear,
My treasured memory.
Burtnett, Earl and Koehler, Chas., "Leave Me With a Smile" (1921). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1417.
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