Love Is like a Violin

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Love Is like a Violin  (1914) 
by Jerome D. Kern (music and lyrics) and Harry B. Smith (lyrics)

Song from the musical The Laughing Husband.

Sheet music cover

Love is like a Violin,
With it's tones grave or gay,
Caprices the artist may play,
The light love that last for a day,
There are songs that lie within,

Like the voice of the sea,
Of the one love eternal,
Enduring for aye!
And that voice calls to me!

There's the love that is folly's gay dance,
There's the charm of a moonlight romance,
There's the lure of the danger that lies,
In the passion that lies in a fool's Paradise,

All the songs for an hour we may prize,
But there's none like the one.

And that voice call to me.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1949, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 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.