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By Night and By Day

Poem (Canso): 

I oft rejoice when first I rise
And open up my weary eyes
For next to me my lady lies-
A day is dawning fresh and new.
By night I dream of many things
By day I dream of only you.

 

And waking with the rising sun
A new adventure has begun
I do not know what will be done
I know one thing that must be true
By night I dream of many things
By day I dream of only you.

 

My thoughts of her are always kind
And help me with my troubled mind
And when I dream of her I find
The things I need in life are few.
By night I dream of many things
By day I dream of only you.

 

Late at night In dreams I’ll go
to places I knew long ago
and others I may never know
they end when sunlight comes in view
By night I dream of many things
By day I dream of only you.

 

So when the sky begins to gray
And night begins replacing day
I know before I drift away
I’ll savor one last kiss from you;
By night I dream of many things
By day I dream of only you.