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Writer of Down by the Old Mill Stream

Tell Taylor Music Publisher New York & Chicago

Photo: La-Cey Sisters

Copyright MCMXIII by Tell Taylor. International Copyright Secured.

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Sweetheart, the sunset is gleaming
Far in the golden west,
That is the time that I’m dreaming,
Of one that I love best;
Time can not change my affection, tho’ it is years since we met.
You gave me your love and I gave you mine,
That’s why I can not forget.

When the maple leaves were falling,
And the sky was turning gold,
Down the lane we strolled together,
There our tales of love we told;
You were dressed up in your gingham,
Just as sweet as you could be,
When the maple leaves were falling,
You gave your love to me.

Long years have passed since we wandered
Down that old shady lane,
Your eyes to me are as bright dear,
Your love is just the same;
No flow’r that grows could be sweeter
Kissed by the morning dew.
This is my story and all I can say,
Is that I want you, just you.




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