Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Leo Feist, 134 W. 37th St., (1912)

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.


[Verse 1]
Sometimes when someone needs something,
Something to make someone glad,
Why shouldn’t something help someone,
Why should that someone be sad?
You are the something I mean, dear,
I am the someone so blue,
Love is so hard to explain, dear, I only know, I need you.

Like the roses need their fragrance,
Like a sweetheart needs a kiss,
Like the summer needs the sunshine,
Like a Laddie needs a Miss;
Like a broken heart needs gladness,
Like the flowers need the dew,
Like a baby needs its mother,
That’s how I need you.

[Verse 2]
Something could change someone’s world, dear,
Something could brighten the sky,
Something could make someone happy,
If something would only try.
Someone is waiting and hoping,
Hoping to have someone near,
I am the someone, who’s waiting,
You are the something so dear.



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