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Richard Howard

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By Richard Howard. Writer of "Good-Bye Little Girl of My Dreams" etc.

Portrait of Theda Bara on cover.

Macintosh Collection

Daly Music Publisher Inc. Boston New York

Copyright MCMSVI by Daly Music Publisher Inc., 665 Washington St. Boston, Mass.

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The beautiful story is ended,
Our wonderful romance is through,
And I might have known it was only a dream
For it all seemed too good to be true.
For the wrongs that we do we must suffer,
And that’s just the reason we met,
You came that I might make atonement
Through you I must pay ev’ry debt.

Oh why should I care what becomes of me now
I had nothing to live for but you
Oh why should I care if I fall by the way
When I know that no longer you’re true.
My sorrow is sending me down to my grave
‘Tis greater than I can bear,
If they bar me away, from heaven some day,
I’ve lost you so why should I care.

We bring nothing in the world with us,
We can take nothing out when we go,
So why should we care if we live or we die,
When our gladness is turned into woe.
I’ll be glad when my sad life is over,
When they lay me away to my rest,
For while I must live broken hearted
The worst can be only the best.



The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.