Buddha, front page

Date: 1919, Genre: sheet music
Lyricist: Rose, Ed, 1875-1935
Composer: Pollack, Lew, 1895-1946
Publisher: McCarthy & Fisher

Buddha (a0330) - Historic American Sheet Music - Duke Libraries

In an oriental clime, seated on a mystic shrine, Buddha dwells, and dispels hate.
Came a maid, to him one day, with a troubled heart, they say,
She was told he controlled fate. "Oh,
Buddha list to my plea, I bring
my troubled heart to thee, so won't you please tell me,"

"Buddha, does he really love me, Buddha, is he thinking of me, At each dawn I'm awaking, and I find my heart still breaking,
Buddha with the poppies blooming, he said he'd come back to me,
Buddha can't you discover, My heart cries there's another
Buddha with your mystic power, Buddha, take this faded flower,
I know he'll understand and ease my sad heart, why?
Oh, why did he say good bye? Buddha listen to my plea, bring him
back to me."

Time changed quickly into years, still no work from him she hears, But each day, she would pray low.
When her savings all were spent, magic messages were sent,
She enthused at the news so. I
came from far, far away While those
near hear her softly say, "now won't you please tell me,"

"Buddha, does he really love me, Buddha, is he thinking of me, At each dawn I'm awaking, and I find my heart still breaking,
Buddha with the poppies blooming, he said he'd come back to me,
Buddha can't you discover, My heart cries there's another
Buddha with your mystic power, Buddha, take this faded flower,
I know he'll understand and ease my sad heart, why?
Oh, why did he say good bye? Buddha listen to my plea, bring him
back to me."

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