DOLLY AND I.
Copyright, 1896, by I. Albertelli.
Words by I. Albertelll. Music by Arthur Fray.
Gliding down a shady stream in golden Summer tide,
Life seemed like a fairy dream with Dolly by my side;
Her silv'ry voice rang clear and soft, rivaling birds of song,
And coaxed the breeze to idly waft our little boat along,
And coaxed the breeze to idly waft our little boat along.
Laughing, kissing, as we float in our tiny sailing boat,
Cupid at the wheel behind to guide our course aright.
Eyes of blue that look so true, saving plainly, "I love you!"
Not a care upon our mind, nor even a cloud in sight.
Years have passed but that dear face can ne'er forgotten be,
Noblest artists could not trace one half so fair to me;
And oft sweet mem'ries crowd my brain until in dreams I seem
To be with Dolly once again upon that shady stream,
To be with Dolly once again upon that shady stream.- Refrain.