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I May be Gone for a Long, Long Time
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Words by Lew Brown

New York: Published by Broadway Music corporation (145 West 45th St.)

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[Verse 1]
Goodbye dear,
I'm leaving you today
Don't cry dear,
just dry those tears away
Duty calls and I must obey,
but i'll always hope and pray
While I'm sailing far across the sea,
will you always think of me?

I may be gone for a long,
long time
long, long time
long, long time,
But when I go you will know that I'll always pine
for the day when you'll be mine
be true to me for a long, long time,
rain or shine, sweetheart min,
and I'll be just as true to you, as to the
Red, White and Blue,
though I'm gone for a long, long time.

[Verse 2]
Someday dear,,
When I come back to you
We will build a little home for two
Then we'll settle down, dear,
for life far away from care and strife
Cheer up dear, and when I'm far away,
don't forget to write each day



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