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words and music by Halsey K. Mohr.
New York (224 West 47th Street, New York) : Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.

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On a balmy summer’s day
Stood a couple, old and grey,
They’ve been sweethearts now for forty years,
Arm in arm they slowly roam,
Down the path that leads to home,
Where they’ve always shared each other’s smiles and tears,
And as they watched the sunset’s golden glow,
Their thoughts went back to days of long ago:

Jane, dear, let’s go again, dear,
Down to the lane, dear, where you and i
Spent happy hours among the flowers,
That’s where I crowned you Queen of May time and I knew
That you were mine, dear,
For Auld Lang Syne, dear,
Just let me take you there a again,
It’s the sunset of our lives, you’ve been the best of wives,
And you’re still my little sweetheart, Jane.

In the school each day I wrote on my slate to you a note,
And you wrote back: “I love you, Joe,”
Then I’d wait for you each day,
Take you home upon my sleigh,
And I’d be your little reindeer thru the snow,
And when you’d try to run away, in vain,
I’d kiss you when I caught you, sweetheart Jane:


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