Sheet Music, 1920-1929


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MUM00682, 0471


Key of G. Cover: a drawing of a woman's portrait; Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co. (Cleveland)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

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

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music score

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Original Collection

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


Skies of love are grey, Shadows on my way, And my heaert is aching For a cheering ray. Dearest, in your eyes, Bid the sun arise, In a smile that's making Life a perfect day.
Only a smile, but for me twill hold, All I am longing to know; Telling that story, the sweetest told, Saying: Dear, I love you so! Bid shadowed skies of my hope grow fair, Send your dear eyes shinging through! Grant me the joy of my heart's one pray'r Only a smile from you!

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Only a Smile / music by J.S. Zamesnik; words by Eldred Edson



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