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Words by Geo. A. Norton; Music by Ernie Burnett

Marion Werth pictured at bottom of cover.

Joe Morris Music Co. 1587 Broadway, New York.

Copyright 1911 by Ernest M. Burnett; Copyright transferred 1912 to Theron C. bennett; Copyright transferred 1916 to Joe Morris Music Co., 1587 Broadway, N.Y.

Sample music for "I'm making believe that I don't care" and "Dream River" included on p. 2 and 8.

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Come sweetheart mine,
Don't sit and pine,
Tell me of the cares that make you feel so blue.
What have I done?
Answer me Hon',
Have I ever said an unkind word to you?
My love is true,
And just for you,
I'd do almost anything at any time,
Dear, when you sigh
Or when you cry,
Something seems to grip this very heart of mine.

Come to me, my melancholy baby,
Cuddle up and don't be blue;
All your fears are foolish fancy, maybe,
You know, dear, that I'm in love with you.
Ev'ry cloud must have a silver lining,
Wait until the sun shines through,
Smile my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear,
Or else I shall be melancholy too.
Now won't you too.

Birds in the trees,
Whispering breeze,
Should not fail to lul [sic] you in to peaceful dreams.
So tell me why
Sadly you sigh,
Sitting at the window where the pale moon beams,
You shouldn't grieve,
Try and believe,
Life is always sunshine when the heart beats true;
Be of good cheer,
Smile thro' your tears,
When you're sad it makes me feel the same as you.


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