American Old Time Song Lyrics: 36 Dream Voices
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 36
Copyright, 1891, by Francis, Day & Hunter.
Written by Norton Atkins. Composed by Felix McGlennon.
In the tender gloaming, when the lights are low,
Hear the sweet bells pealing, 'mid the twilight gray;
Come the old-time memories from the long ago,
Voices that from dreamland echo on for aye.
Sweet dream voices from the far away,
Sweet dream voices at the close of day;
In my heart they're ringing, tender soft and low,
Bringing back the memories of the long ago.
Floating 'mid the shadows, with an old refrain
From the land of memory, at the close of day;
While the echoes quiver, half with joy, half pain,
Bringing only memories death can take away.- Chorus.