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Howdy Honey Howdy (1905)

Howdy Honey Howdy

Illustrated with photographs by Leigh Richond Miner
Decorations by Will Jenkins

First published by Dodd, Mead and Company

Copyright 1896, 1899, 1903, and 1905

Dreamin' Town

Come away to dreamin' town,
Mandy Lou, Mandy Lou,
Whaih de skies don' nevah frown,
Mandy Lou;
Whaih de streets is paved with gol',
Whaih de days is nevah col',
An' no sheep strays f'om de fol',
Mandy Lou.

Ain't you tiahed of every day,
Mandy Lou, Mandy Lou,
Tek my han' an' come away,
Mandy Lou,
To de place whaih dreams is King,
Whaih my heart hol's everyt'ing,
An' my soul can allus sing,
Mandy Lou.

Come away to dream wid me,
Mandy Lou, Mandy Lou,
Whaih our hands an' hahts are free,
Mandy Lou;
Whaih de sands is shinin' white,
Whaih de rivahs glistens bright,
In dat dreamland of delight,
Mandy Lou.

Come away to dreamin' town,
Mandy Lou, Mandy Lou,
Whaih de fruit is bendin' down
Des fu' you.
Smooth your brow of lovin' brown,
An' my love will be its crown;
Come away to dreamin' town,
Mandy Lou.

This poem appears in the following book(s):

Howdy Honey Howdy, Lyrics Of Sunshine and Shadow

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