Sheet Music, 1900-1909


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MUM00682, 0027


Cover: photos of Lew Dockstader, one in blackface; Songs Introduced by Lew Dockstader and His Great Minstrel Company; Publisher: Lew Dockstader Pub. Co. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

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Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
Tell me sweet heart why this sighing Tell me why this bitter tear Each cloud has its silver lining Brighter days my bring good cheer In the night the darkest hours Come be fore the break of day Think my darling of the sunshine When the clouds have passed away.
Do not forget the old days, The days of long ago, Do not forget The Summer breeze that whispered soft and low Telling as sweet a story As the coo of the tender dove Do not forget the olden days Do not forget my love.
Second verse
When the night is dark and stormy When the rain drops patter down Sweetheart do not be so gloomy Do not wear a down cast frown Days may come and days may go dear, But our love remains the same Let this be a light to guide us Let me sing you once a gain.

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Do Not Forget the Old Days / music by Jean C. Havez; words by Jean C. Havez



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