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The Dream Melody from Naughty Marietta Lyric by Rida Johnson Young Music by Victor Herbert The Witmark Black and White series M. Witmark and Sons, New York

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Ah! sweet mystery of life, at last I've found thee Ah! I know at last the secret of it all, All the longing, seeking, striving, waiting, yearning, The burning hopes, the joy and idle tears that fall! For 'tis love, and love alone, the world is seeking; And 'tis love, and love alone, that can repay! 'Tis the answer, 'tis the end of all living, For it is love alone, that rules for aye! For 'tis love and love alone, the world is seeking, For 'tis love, and love alone that can repay! 'Tis the answer 'tis the end and all of living! For it is love alone that rules for aye!

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