Copyright. 1896, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by Gussie L. Davis.
When the evening shades are falling, when the sun Is sinking low,
When night birds are sweetly calling, oh! could you then only know
How my heart, love, yearns in sadness to be with thee, thee, my own;
To burst forth in songs of gladness, and say, thou art mine alone!
Could I but see you smile, could I but hear your voice;
You are my guiding star, you ore my queen, my choice;
If I could claim you mine, if you were all my own;
Tell me, oh! love divine, that you'll be mine alone.
May this message bind you, darling, in a closer, sacred tie.
Then the little stars above us would seem laughing in the sky;
Send an answer, little sweetheart, tell me yes, love, I implore;
Seal my fate, love, with your answer, make me happy evermore.-Refrain