Historic Sheet Music Collection


Arthur A. Penn

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Title: Smilin’ Through Song

Lyrics and music by: Arthur A. Penn

Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons

Copyright: 1919 by M. Witmark & Sons. International Copyright Secured.

Advertisements: inside front cover – Two Melody Masterpieces by Arthur A. Penn: Gingham Gown and Little White Cot In The Lane with sheet music for both. Publisher and Copyrighted by M. Witmark & Sons. Inside back cover – Two More Successes by Arthur A. Penn: Sunrise And You and Little Brown Hand with sheet music for both. Copyright 1922 by M. Witmark & Sons. International Copyright Secured. Back cover – The Witmark Black and White Series: Song Lovers the World Over Know This Trade Mark It Represents The BEST There Is In Beautiful Ballads.

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There’s a little brown road windin’ over the hill
To a little white cot by the sea;
There’s a little green gate at whose trellis I wait,
While two eyes o’ blue come smilin’ through at me!
There’s a gray lock or two in the brown of the hair,
There’s some silver in mine, too, I see;
But in all the long years when the clouds brought their tears,
Those two eyes o’ blue kept smiling; through at me!


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