Lyrics: First verse We meet tonight, dear, for the last time, Our happy dream, of love is o'er; Perhaps for you, ‘twas but a pastime, But ah, for me ‘twas something more. When I recall those hours of gladness, My heart will throb with wild delight, Still let us banish thoughts of sadness, And dream love's dream again just for tonight. Chorus Just for tonight, let us be happy dear, And live again those hours of pure delight. What tho' the time when we must part is near, Still let us live and love again, just for tonight. Second verse Just for tonight, then on the morrow, since duty calls us we must part But mem'ries sweet will banish sorrow, And hope will live within each heart Don't say goodbye, I'm sure that some day, we'll meet again, what e'er befall, So let us then enjoy the present And make tonight the sweetest dream of all. (Chorus)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php