Oh, my dear! City of dreams
Hirsch, Louis A. (Louis Achille), 1881-1924. “Oh, my dear! City of dreams.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31423. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.
|Title||Oh, my dear! City of dreams|
|City of dreams / lyric by P.G. Wodehouse music by Louis A. Hirsch|
|Subject||Musicals -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with piano|
|Description||Song from musical: Oh, my dear!|
|For voice and piano|
|Back cover: Excerpt of Western land|
|Creator||Hirsch, Louis A. (Louis Achille), 1881-1924|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter|
|Contributor||Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975. Lyricist.|
|5716 T.B. Harms|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Down in the valley where sunbeams grow and stars go to rest when they're old|
|First line of refrain: Dear golden city life is happy and serene there|
|Oh, my dear! (Musical)|
VERSE 01: Down in the valley where sunbeams grow and stars go to rest when they’re old,/Stands, ever covered in sunset glow a wonderful city of gold./Often I hoped I should see some day/That city that others have known/It’s easy to find if you know the way,/But no one can find it alone.
CHORUS: Dear golden city!/Life is happy and serene there/Where lovers go/When it’s spell they can’t resist./And how I pity all the folks who’ve never been there:/They’ll never know/All the wonders they have missed/I’m going to stray there:/I’ve someone now to show the way there./We’ll go and stay there/It’s much more simple than it seems./No one will find us/For we’ll leave the world behind us/In our dear city,/Our city of dreams.
VERSE 02: Many are going there ev’ry day and though some have sought it in vain,/No one who ever has found the way can ever forget it again./Close to a river whose wavelets creep/And splash on the silvery sand,/It’s not very far from the Hills of Sleep,/And they are in Fairy Land.
|Original Format||1 score (7 pages). 31 cm|