My Melancholy Baby

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My Melancholy Baby  (1912) 
by Ernie Burnett (music) and George A. Norton (lyrics)
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

Come sweetheart mine,
Don't sit and pine,
Tell me of the cares that make you feel so blue.
What have I done?
Answer me, Hon',
Have I ever said an unkind word to you?
My love is true,
And just for you,
I'd do almost anything at any time,
Dear, when you sigh
Or when you cry,
Something seems to grip this very heart of mine.

[Chorus]

Come to me, my melancholy baby,
Cuddle up and don't be blue;
All your fears are foolish fancy, may be,
You know, dear, that I'm in love with you.
Ev'ry cloud must have a silver lining,
Wait until the sun shines through,
Smile my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear,
Or eles I shall be melancholy too.

[Verse]

Birds in the trees,
Whispering breeze,
Should not fail to lul you in to peaceful dreams.
So tell me why
Sadly you sigh,
Sitting at the window where the pale moon beams,
You shouldn't grieve,
Try and believe,
Life is always sunshine when the heart beats true;
Be of good cheer,
Smile thro' your tears,
When you're sad it makes me feel the same as you.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1923, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1959, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 

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