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Jim Dixon Lyr Add: The Letters We Carved on the Tree (10) Lyr Add: ON THE BARK OF AN OLD CHERRY TREE (Howard 16 Jun 20

Another song on a similar theme. You can see this sheet music at Baylor University:

Words and music by Richard Howard, ©1915.

1. There are times I get to dreaming when the day begins to dim,
Of the things that never will be, but the things that might have been.
Then I get to feeling lonesome just like anyone would do,
When I think of my old sweetheart who once was fond and true.

CHORUS: On the bark of an old cherry tree,
In the town where my home used to be,
One night by the light of the bright silv'ry moon,
I carved two names to the whippoorwill's tune.
And I dreamed of a day, sweet Marie,
You'd be glad to share my name with me,
But that day never came, and your name's just the same
As it was on the old cherry tree.

2. Many times I sit and wonder if you ever think of me.
Many times I sit and ponder on the days that used to be,
And the only consolation that I find to bring me rest,
Are the words my mother taught me: all things are for the best.

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