VENUS, MY SHINING LOVE.
Copyright. 1894, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by George M. Cohan.
'Most ev'ry one has a sweetheart with beautiful eyes that shine;
I'm not acquainted with your love, but you're well acquainted with mine.
Excelling all other ladies, fairer than any by far;
You must admit that the brightest of all is Venus, my shining star.
Venus, beautiful Venus, how bright you shine;
None shall e'er come between us, sweet Venus mine.
None as bright as my darling so far up above-
Venus, my beautiful Venus, my shining love.
Some say true love never runs smoothly, but with them I disagree-
Not a cross word has been uttered 'twixt Venus, my loved one, and me.
Leading my star to the altar was my most beautiful dream:
When I compare her with Saturn or Mars, like darkness to her they seem.- Cho.