Gently the breeze sighs thro’ the trees,
Two sweethearts strolling alone,
She hear him say at dawn of day,
“Far from your side I must roam,”
Dear ere I go, just let me know,
You won’t forget when we part,
One who loves you fondly and true,
It cheers a sad lonely heart.
“When you know you’re not forgotten,
By the girl you can’t forget,
When you find the girl you left behind,
Is thinking of you yet,
‘Round your heart a feeling stealing,
Comes to drive away regret,
When you know you’re not forgotten,
By the girl you can’t forget.”
When you get.
“Roses may fade” answered the maid,
“Clouds may turn sunshine to gloom,
But in my heart tho’ we’re apart
Love for you ever will bloom,
Thro’ weary years thro’ smiles and tears,
You’ll find me faithful and true,
Dear Heart you’ll learn when you return,
That I’m still waiting for you.”
Helf, J Fred and Gardenier, Ed, "When You Know You're Not Forgotten By the Girl You Can't Forget" (1906). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1724.
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