Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter., (1915)

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[Verse 1]
Dear face that holds so sweet a smile for me,
Were you not mine how dark the world would be!
I know no light above that could replace,
Love’s radiant sunshine in your dear, dear face.

Give me your smile,
The love-light in your eyes,
Life could not hold a fairer paradise!
Give me the right to love you all the while,
My world forever,
The sunshine of your smile.

[Verse 2]
Shadows may fall upon the land and sea,
Sunshine from all the world may hidden be,
But I shall see no cloud across the sun;
Your smile shall light my life, ‘till life is done!




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