Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Maurice Shapiro, Broadway & 39th St., (1908)

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[Verse 1]
Sweetheart don’t sigh,
Dearie don’t cry,
Summer will soon be here.
Over the Hills and far away, we’ll go a-roaming dear.
Sunshine in May,
Drives care away,
Wild flowers kissed by dew,
Will then be in bloom, with fragrant perfume,
And waiting to welcome you.

Over the hills and far away, far away, far away;
Roaming the fields of new mown hay,
We’ll spend out holiday, Sweet Girlie,
Under the same old shady tree,
Shady tree, you and me,
Just like two little kids at play,
Over the clover hills far away.

[Verse 2]
Some day in Spring, I’ll buy the ring,
You will be mine in June.
Over the Hills and far away, we’ll spend our honeymoon.
Singing love’s song,
All the day long,
As hand in hand we roam,
And right from the start, as Queen of my heart,
And Queen of my home, sweet home.



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