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Vincent Bryan

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In The Sweet Bye and Bye

Words by Vincent Bryan

Music by Harry Von Tilzer

New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co. (1902)

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[Verse 1]

Brightly the moonlight is shining,
Down thro’ the trees from above,
Two lovers wait, by the old garden gate,
Telling tales of love;
He bids the maid cease repining;
Whispering: Sweetheart, don’t sigh!
Soon you and I will be happy
In the sweet bye and bye.


In the sweet bye and bye;
In the sweet bye and bye;
We’ll have a cottage
That’s built for two,
Then lovey’ll love dovey
And dovey’ll love oo;
In the sweet bye and bye,
In the sweet bye and bye,
Love’s dream will seem sweet as peaches and cream In the sweet bye and bye.

[Verse 2]

“After winter is over,
After the summer is done,
I’ll have a cot in a shady green spot
With my only one;
Hand in hand, down thro’ the clover,
When work is over we’ll stray;
Then we’ll forget all our sorrows
Watching baby play.




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