Historic Sheet Music Collection


Arthur A. Penn

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: M. Witmark & Sons (1918)

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[Verse 1]
Far in the East there’s a soft crimson glow,
The new day blushes at its dawning;
Soft sing the birds in a ceaseless flow
Their welcome to the newborn morning.
Dull gray shadows, then a flaming sky,
Such was the picture when we said goodbye!

Sunrise and you,
And the soft morning dew,
Like the tears on your cheek when we parted.
My fond heart awakes
When the glorious day breaks,
For the sunrise reminds me of you!

[Verse 2]
Out from the depths of a starless night
Comes a radiant morn, to find me longing;
Gone are the shadows, my heart is light,
And in my breast new hopes are thronging.
Cold gray dawn will soon have passed, and then
Skies will be smiling when we meet again!



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