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Dream On, My Princess

Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young

Music by William Schroeder

New York (10 Witmark Building): Published by M. Witmark & Sons (1914)

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[Verse 1]
Like the Princess in her palace of sleep, dear,
You are waiting for love, revealing,
Love, soft stealing near, stealing near:
Do not fear,
Love awaits your awaking.

Dream on, my Princess,
And let ev’ry dream be of me.
I will be waiting, love,
For the hours of awaking!
Day dreams, in play dreams,
My face alone you shall see.
Waking or sleeping my own,
You’ll dream of me!

[Verse 2]
You are waiting lost in your world of dreams, dear,
And you know not that fate is nearing,
Fate’s appearing, near,
Can’t you hear?
Do not fear,
‘Tis the hour of awaking.



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