I'll Be All Smiles Tonight, Lyric Variant 02
 


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“I'll Be All Smiles Tonight, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 27, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31601.


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Title

I'll Be All Smiles Tonight, Lyric Variant 02

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Unrequited love--Songs and music
Balls (Parties)--Songs and music

Alternative Title

I'll Deck My Brow with Roses

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

I’ll be All Smiles Tonight, Love .

I’ll deck my brow with roses,
The loved one may be there.
The gems that others gave me
Will shine within my hair.
And even those that know me
Will think my heart is light.
Though my heart will break to morrow
I’ll be all smiles to night.

Chorus.

I’ll be all smiles tonight, love
I’ll be all smiles to-night.
Though my heart may break to-morrow
I’ll be all smiles to-night.

And when the room he entered ,
The bride upon his arm,
I stood and gazed upon him
As if he were a charm.
So once he smiled upon her,
So once he smiled on me.
They know not what I suffered,
They found no change in me.


And when the dance is ended,
Oh how I will rejoice.
I’ll sing the songs he taught me
Without one faltering voice.
When flatterers come around me,
They will think my heart is light.
Though my heart will break to morrow,
I’ll be all smiles to night.

And when the dance is ended,
And all have gone to rest,
I’ll think of him,dear Mother,
The one that I love best.
He once did love,believe me,
But now’s grown cold and strange.
He sought not to deceive me,
False friends have wrought this change .

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 691 Randolph, 812

File name

113_IHaveNoMotherNow_Lyric_02

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