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Jim Dixon Pretty waltzes with lyrics (songs) (114* d) Lyr Add: BEAUTIFUL OHIO (Macdonald, Earl) 20 Sep 09

From the sheet music at Indiana University:

Words, Ballard Macdonald. Music, Mary Earl.
New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., 1918.

VERSE: Long, long ago
Someone I know
Had a little red canoe
In it room for only two
Love found its start
Then in my heart
And like a flower grew.

CHORUS: Drifting with the current down a moonlit stream
While above the heavens in their glory gleam
And the stars on high
Twinkle in the sky
Seeming in a paradise of love divine
Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine
Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see
Visions of what used to be.

[When the above chorus is repeated, it is sung as counterpoint to a simpler version of the chorus:]

Drifting in the moonlight
While the heavens gleam
Seeming deep in love
Dreaming of your eyes
Beautiful Ohio
In my dreams used to be.

[Recorded by Glenn Miller, Chet Atkins, Percy Faith, Kate Smith, Hank Snow, and many others.]

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