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"When Shall We Meet Again" Operetic Edition

Words by Raymond B. Egan
Music by Richard A Whiting

To E.I.B.

Copyright MCMXXI by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York and Detroit
Copyright Canada MCMXXI by Jerome H. Remick & Co.

Propiedad para la Republica Mexicana de Jerome H. Remick & Co. New York y Detroit. Depositada conforme a la ley.

Performing rights reserved. Made in U.S.A.

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


The fairest sky or the brightest eye
May cloud with the word “au revoir”
A tear may seek out the fairest cheek
To stain when a friendship is o’er
Each night brings someone a goodbye kiss
Each night some sweetheart is wond’ring this

When shall we meet again
After this “Au revoir” dear
Will you still love me then
Or will our dream be o’er dear
Will you cast the new love aside for me
Or just smile to think you once sigh’d for me
All will be answer’d when
We two shall meet again gain

And who knows why lips that love must sigh
The heart aching word of “farewell”
In ev’ry breast this unbidden guest
The grief of a parting may dwell
Who knows the where for the why or when
Who knows if ever we’ll meet again



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