I wander on as in a dream,
My goal a paradise must be,
For there an angel waits ‘twould seem,
Yet lo’ dear heart, ‘tis only thee.
Suns may shine to light my way dear,
Wealth be mine for aye dear,
Queens may pledge their riches too;
Yet the world would still be lonely,
With such virtues only,
Life to me dear, means just you.
I care not for the stars that shine,
I dare not hope to e’er be thine,
I only know I love you,
Love me, and the world is mine.
My soul soars on to realms above
Thro’ mystic lands it seems to go,
As if ‘twere borne on wings of love,
The love that only angels know.
Your bright eyes like beacons guide me,
Thro’ the clouds that hide me,
Would that they were mine to woo;
All the joys the world may hold dear,
Lands and wealth untold dear,
Seem as naught compared to you.
Reed, Dave Jr. and Ball, Ernest R., "Love Me and the World Is Mine" (1906). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1424.
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