American Old Time Song Lyrics: 37 Idle Dreams
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 37
Copyright, 1893, by Willis Woodward & Co.
Words by H. M. W. Music by Julian Jordan.
Two, in the sunlit meadows, wander with footsteps slow,
Watching their linked shadows longer and longer grow;
Two, 'neath the linden sitting, laugh And are glad And gay,
Bees, in the branches flitting, murmur the hours away.
Two on the stile are resting, still is the starry night,
Done is their idle jesting, hushed in their love's delight.
Two, when at last returning home by the dusky lane,
With, with a foolish yearning, just for to-day again.
Love Is awake and singing songs to my heart to-night;
Out of the bygone bringing dreams of an old delight.
Out of the bygone bringing dreams of an old delight;
Dreams, idle dreams, yet how tender foolish idle dreams.