Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

I Love You!

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1923

Comments

Book and Lyrics by: Harlan Thompson
Music by: Harry Archer
Staged by: Walter Brooks'

From L. Lawrence Weber's Musical Farce "

Advertisement for Somewhere In The World & Open The Gate of Your Heart within front cover

Copyright 1923 by Leo Feist, Inc., Fiest Building, New York

Advertisement for four songs on back cover

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Lovers always sing
The same familiar thing,
"I love you, I love you, I do."
How nice it would be
To do it differently,
But now that I'm singing to you

[Chorus]
"I love you, I love you,"
Is all that I can say
I love you, I love you.
The same old words
I'm saying in the same old way
I love you, I love you.
Three words that are divine.
And now my dear, I'm waiting to hear
The words that make you mine. I mine.

[Verse 2]
Poets always seem
To find some new love theme,
With phrases both novel and sweet.
Each time that I try
Ideas pass me by,
So all I can do is repeat

[Chorus]

[French original written in italics above music]

Tous les amoureux,
Les jeunes et les vieux
Se disent ces deux mots charmants,
C'est pour tous les coeurs
L'expression du bonheur
C'est l'aveu d'un secret troublant:

Je t'aime, Je t'aime,
Ces mots simples pourtant,
Je t'aime, Je t'aime,
Partout on les entend aux l'evres des amants,
Je t'aime, Je t'aime.
Mais quand ta douce voix
Me dit ces mots si vibrants d'emoi
C'est le bonheur pour moi!

Quand dans son lit blanc
Elle endort son enfant
la mère chante avec amour
Deux mots d'un refrain
Dont le charme est divin,
Et dont on se souvient toujours:

Je t'aime, Je t'aime,
Ces mots simples pourtant,
Je t'aime, Je t'aime,
Ces mots que les enfants disent à leur maman,
Je t'aime, Je t'aime.
Mais quand ta douce voix
Me dit ces mots si vibrants d'emoi
C'est le bonheur pour moi!

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