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.
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!
Cooke, Leonard and Ray, Lilian, "Sunshine of Your Smile, The" (1915). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1476.
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