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Thread #7368   Message #83618
Posted By: Brakn
03-Jun-99 - 03:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: When I Leave the World Behind (I. Berlin)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (I. Berlin)
Must've missed this thread when you first posted it. Here's what I've got. When you get the sheet music, send me a copy.

Irving Berlin
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., 1915
"As introduced by Al Jolson."

1. I know a millionaire
Who's burdened down with care.
A load is on his mind.
He's thinking of the day
When he must pass away
And leave his wealth behind.
I haven't any gold
To leave when I grow old;
Somehow it passed me by.
I'm very poor, but still,
I'll leave a precious will
When I must say goodbye.

CHORUS: I'll leave the sunshine to the flowers,
I'll leave the springtime to the trees,
And to the old folks I'll leave the mem'ries
Of a baby upon their knees.
I'll leave the night time to the dreamers.
I'll leave the song birds to the blind.
I'll leave the moon above
To those in love,
When I leave the world behind,
When I leave the world behind.

Regards Mick Bracken