American Old Time Song Lyrics: 39 Yes Or No
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 39
YES OR NO.
Copyright, 1893, by James Meakins.
Composed by James Meakins.
Arranged by Reinhard W. Gebhardt.
Fondly I ask, love, will you be mine?
True, since I saw you, I have been thine,
Sleeping, or waking, thy haunting spark
Comes in my vision, glowing the dark.
Say, do you love me, tender and true?
With kind affection I cling to you,
Proving I love you in joys are few;
Now will you answer that you love me, too?
Say yes or no, love; you must, before I go;
Say yes or no.
Silken, those glances beaming from you,
Dewing thy star-eyes shining so blue;
Come near and kiss me, while I impart
Knowledge I can't say in words of art.
I am your darling, and we'll imbue
Graces enchanting, charming in hue;
Tell, do you love me in and from view?
Say yes and embrace as true lovers do.-Refrain.
Gentle the task is not to repine,
What I now ask you will not decline;
Moments are flying into the are,
High in the blue sky linger and hark.
Tell is our touching as love should be?
Feeling those senses nature gives free?
If so, the heart beats old love for new,
Wedding forever to live one, not two.-Refrain.