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By Chas. K. Harris composer of "AFTER THE BALL", "WOULD YOU CARE." "SOMEWEHRE." etc.

Illustrator: William Austin Starmer

Published by Chas. K. Harris New York
Canadian American Music Co., Ltd. Toronto, Canada
Albert and Son, London and Sydney

Yesterday by the author of the world famous song AFTER THE BALL

Copyright MCMVII by Chas. K. Harris. British Rights Secured.

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The world seemed bright, my heart was beating,
Because my love was by my side;
He was so loving and so tender,
I cared not then whate’er betide.
His burning words of love enthralled me
My soul enraptured with delight,
He vowed he’d die just for my sake,
For love of me his heart would break.

He told me that he loved me so,
But that was yesterday.
He kissed me and caressed me too,
I could not say him nay;
And as I gazed into his eyes I heard him softly say
“You are the idol of my heart,”
But that was yesterday.

Dark is the night, the world seems lonely,
As all alone I sit and dream,
No more I hear my lover calling,
“Come to my arms, my own sunbeam.”
I can’t restrain the tears from falling
I feel his kisses warm and sweet,
And I believed each word he said,
“’Twere better far that I were dead.




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