Love's Old Sweet SongWords & Music by J. Clifton Bingham & James L. Molloy, 1884
Recorded by The Mills Brothers, 1932(?)**
D F#m Bm Bm7/E Em7 Edim A7 Once in the dear, dead days beyond recall, A7 Em7 A7 Edim D Em7 A7 D When on the world the mists began to fall, D F#m B7 B7/F# G A7 D Out of the dreams that rose in happy thrall, D F#m Bm E G G/F# Em7 G/B A7 Low to our hearts love sang an old sweet song, Gdim Cdim A7 Em7 A7 D F#m B7 And in the dusk where fell the firelight gleam, E7/9 E7 G/B A E7 A7 E7 A7 Soft - ly it wove itself into our dream Melody: D G Bm A A(V) Em7 A7 Gdim D C#7 Just a song at twi - light, when the lights are low, F#7 Gdim F#7 Bm E7 E7/9 E7 G/B A7 And the flick'ring shadows soft - ly come and go. D G Bm A A(V) Em7 A7 Gdim F#7 Though the heart be wear - y, sad the day, and long, D D7 D7/F# G Gm D A7 Em7 Dalt Still to us at twi - light comes love's old song, D A7/6 A7 G/B A7 D Comes love's old sweet song.
*Requested by recent visitor Dick Shultis.
**I really could use some help determining when this particular recording was done. It's definitely early Mills Brothers, because it's only accompaniment is solo acoustic guitar, but I've yet to find a reliable source that could tell me when it was recorded.