A Little Birch Canoe and You


A Little Birch Canoe and You

Music by Lee S. Roberts Words by J. Will Callahan 1918 Hear a 1919 version sung by Henry Burr and the Sterling Trio, from The Virtual Gramophone at the Library and Archives Canada. Hear the Fabulous Heftones sing their 2004 version from their Moon June Spoon album. View the 1918 sheet music (first two pages only) cover page 2
Eb Bb7 The glow is in the West, The birds have come to rest Eb D7 Eb The hour I love the best is near Bb Eb When fancy takes its wing, when bells of evening ring F Bb Bb+ and memory seems to bring you nearer Eb Bb And here beside the stream, within the sunset gleam Eb D7 G7 My one and only dream comes true C Fm The world is fair and fine, and all I want is mine Eb Bb Eb A little birch canoe - and you Ab Abdim Eb7 Abdim Ab Dreaming dear, at the close of day I'm dreaming Ab Fdim Eb C Fm Bb Eb Eb+ Dreaming dear, where once I stood with you Ab Abdim Eb7 Abdim Ab Dreaming dear, and the world with joy is teaming Ab Db Dbm Bb Eb Ab While I'm dream - ing here by my birch canoe Instrumental: Eb - Bb7 - - - Eb - - - Bb7 - - - Eb -