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Waltz Ballad

Lyric by J. Keirn Brennan. Music by Ernest R. Ball. Writers of "Let the Rest of the World Go By" "Good Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You" "Turn Back the Universe" "Little Crumbs of Happiness," etc.

Whitmark & Sons New York

Cover illustration signed AB Copeland

Copyright MCMXXI by M. Witmark & Sons, New York

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What can I do to wake you
Up to the things you miss?
What can I do to make you
Thrill to an honest kiss?
What can I do that I haven’t done
To make you believe
I love only one!

Time after time I’ve told you
How much I miss your smile;
Hoping you’d let me hold you
Just for a little while.
Time after time you refuse me,
Refuse me your lips sublime,
You don’t seem to know that I love you so,
Tho’ I’ve told you time after time.

Is there no love comes stealing
Into your sleeping heart?
Is there no lonesome feeling
Fills you when we’re apart?
Is there no way to win your dear hand?
What more can I say,
So you’ll understand?




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