Lyrics: First verse All alone tonight in sadness I am dreaming, And fond mem'ries paint a picture, sweetheart miine, Of your pretty eyes with lovelight brightly beaming, While we wandered by the brook in harvest time;; It was there I fondly told love's old sweet story, There you whispered ""Yes"" and said ""I love you too;"" But you left me while the moon in all its glory, Looked down and heard me say ""I'll wait for you."" Refrain Now the echo of the chiimes across the valley (Echo) At ev'ning brings fond memories of you By the old oaken bucket I'm waiting, In the wildwood where the blue bells grew Second verse Do you ever miss the days now gone forever, When as boy and girl we dreamed of days to be, While among the fragrant flow'rs we roamed together, Those were happy days, dear heart, for you and me: There's a change about the old place since we parted. And the little brook is slowly running dry: Sweetheart mine, with joy I read while tear drops started, Your sweet message, “I am coming bye and bye.”
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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