Lyrics: First verse Don't be angry with me, darling, Smile your brightest sweetest smile! Keep the joyous twinkle beaming, In our bright eyes all the while! Let your laugh be one of pleasure, Drive each shadow from your brow. Be again the heart's sweet treasure, Don't be angry, darling, now. Chorus Don't be angry with me, darling, Drive away that look of pain! Let your laugh be one of pleasure, Smile your sweetest smile again. Second verse Don't be angry with me, darling, Keep the tear back from your eye; ‘Twas a friendly, timely warning, Given for the days gone by, No' for worlds would I distress you; Cast one cloud uupon your brow, Let not, then , my words depress you, Don't be angry, darling, now. (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