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Words by Joe McCarthy
Music by Jimmie V. Monaco

By the writers of "Fatima Brown," "Bum Diddle-De-Um Bum," etc.

Copyright MCMXV by Leo Feist, Inc., Feist Building, N.Y.

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Once we were sweethearts,
Not so long ago,
Then I loved you so,
But you didn’t know;
You couldn’t learn to love me,
You’re not to blame,
But I like you just the same;

If we can’t be the same old sweethearts,
Then we’ll just be the same old friends,
For I want someone like you,
Just to tell my troubles to,
My happiness on you it all depends;
For I’ve know you too long to forget you,
And my old dream of love never ends,
Tho’ I know you can’t be mine,
We will meet from time to time,
And we’ll just be the same old friends.
If we friends.

You said you loved me,
Not so long ago,
But you didn’t know,
Sweethearts come and go;
Some day you’ll love another,
And later on,
You may want me, when he’s gone;




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