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Title: I’m Sorry I Made You Cry

Lyrics and music by: N.J. Clesi

Arranged by: Theodore Morse

Photo of June Elvidge and John Bowers on front cover.

Publisher: Leo Feist, Inc. New York

Copyright: 1918 by Leo Feist, Inc. Feist Building, N.Y. International Copyright Secured and Reserved. London – Herman Darewski Music Pub. Co.

Advertisements: back cover – As Advertised in The Saturday Evening Post: An 80 Page Patriotic Pocket Size Song Book.

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[Verse 1]
Dear little girl have I made you sad? Your lips are trembling so!
Those bitter tears will drive me mad, jealous of me I know!
Do you believe there’s another girl, do you believe me untrue?
Tho’ I have wandered in life’s gay whirl, you’ve called me back to you.

I’m sorry, dear, so sorry, dear, I’m sorry I made you cry!
Won’t you forget, won’t you forgive? Don’t let us say goodbye!
One little word, one little smile, one little kiss, won’t you try?
It breaks my heart to hear you sigh, I’m sorry I made you cry!

[Verse 2]
Roses enrapture my thoughts with love, you are in ev’ry rose,
And like the golden sun above, your smile with heaven glows!
My soul is thrill’d when the song birds sing, I hear your voice calling me!
Come let us woo like the birds in spring, oh, listen to my plea!

[Refrain x2]


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