(Words & Music by James L. Dempsey, 1919)
I don't know why I call you my dear,
I don't know why I feel so sincere
Why do I want you why am I glad,
Why am I happy, why am I sad.
Why do I smile when I ought to cry
Why do you say good-bye,
Why am I yearning, my heart is burning,
I know the reason why.
You are the dearest you are the best,
You are so different from all the rest
I love to gaze in those tender eyes,
A world of wealth is no greater prize
You have a charm that seems to be new
It thrills me thru and thru,
Don't leave me lonely,
I want you only,
Nobody else but you.
I love you, beautiful girl, I love you
I loved you truly for many a day,
There's only one thing that my heart seems to say,
You haunt me, beautiful girl,
I want you I love your eyes.
Your smile, your sighs,
You beautiful, beautiful girl.