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Harry Woods

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Words & Music by Harry Woods

Irving Berlin Inc. Music Publishers. 1607 Broadway New York

Copyright MCMXXVI by Irving Berlin Inc., 1607 Broadway N.Y.C.


  1. “I Never Knew What The Moonlight Could Do.” Back page.

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[Verse 1]
I heard a robin this morning,
I’m feeling happy today
Goin‘ to pack my cares in a whistle,
And blow them all away.
What if I’ve been unlucky,
Really haven’t a thing,
There’s a time I always feel happy,
As happy as a king

[Verse 2]
Tho’ rain may fall in the evening,
And rain may fall in the night
When the robin sings in the morning,
I know the sun is bright.
I keep still hear him,
Singin’ up in a tree,
For the little angel of gladness,
Brings happiness to me.

When the red, red, robin comes bob, bob, bobbin’ along, along,
There’ll be no more sobbin’
When he starts throbbin’ his old sweet song,
Wake up, wake up you sleepy head,
Get up, get up, get out of bed,
Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red,
Live, Love, laugh and be happy,
What if I’ve been blue now I’m walkin’ through fields of flow’rs,
Rain may glisten but still I listen for hours and hours.
I’m just a kid again doin’ what I did again singing a song
When the red, red, robin come bob, bob, bobbin’ along.
When the long.


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