Historic Sheet Music Collection


Manuel Klein

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MacIntosh Collection

From A Trip to Japan

New York: M. Witmark & Sons, (1909)

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[Verse 1]
Ever since we have met I have longed for the day, When at last I could call you my own;
Ever since we have met I have wanted to say,
That I loved you, and you, dear, alone.
So now, if my secret you know very well,
That you are the one I love best,
There’s a nice little spot this sweet story to tell,
So I’d like very much to suggest.

Meet me where the lanterns glow,
And softly come and go
Like stars above you;
Let me whisper in your ear,
And try to tell you, dear,
How much I love you.
Let your eyes look into mine,
And see the love divine
That there is showing,
Only say, you will be mine,
While the lanterns light is glowing.

[Verse 2]
When this nice little spot we have came to at last, Where the light is mysterious and dim;
And the way that he looks sets your heart beating fast,
While you’re just as attractive to him.
So if I am the man, while you are the maid,
My feelings you’ll quite understand;
And you’ll promise at last in the soft golden shade, That you’ll give me your heart and your hand.



The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.