IF I COULD READ YOUR HEART

IF I COULD READ YOUR HEART
Song
Lillian B> Leininger
Lillian B. Leininger
Lillian Bond
American Advance Music Co., New York
H. B. Eddy

Printed in the New York American and Journal, Sunday, May 21, 1905. The cover illustration shows a sphinx with no explanation for its connection with this song.

I’ve tried, in vain, to tell to you
I want you to be mine!
I offer love so staunch and true,
My life is ever thine.
You smile at all my woe and tears,
And play with Cupid’s dart!
I’d find an answer to my tears
If I could read your heart.

CHORUS:
You will not tell who you love,
You laugh at ev’ry woe!
I ask if you are false or true?
Dear heart! How should I know?
There is a way for me to find
If you and I then must part,
Of farewell! Yes, I could tell,
If I could read your heart.

So often have you promised me
To give my pleadings rest,
And make me from all anguish free,
But now you are unjust,
For when you say you do know know
If you and I should part,
I’d surely tell if this were so,
If I could read your heart.

IF I COULD READ YOUR HEART