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THE LAND OF YOUTH AND LOVE 

DREAMS. 

AMARANTH . 

TO CHURCH WITH MARY . 

CRADLE SONG 

THE SEA 

LOVE"S WAYS 

GOOD NIGHT. 

WILLIAM EDWARD AITKEN 
PRICE $1.25 

PUBLISHED BY 

LUCKHARDT 
10 EAST 17TH ST. 



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Amaranth. 

WILLIAM EDWARD AITKEN. 

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To Church with Mary. 

WILLIAM EDWARD AITKEN. 

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Cradle Song. 

Words by 
Rev. FREJ)ERIC B. HODGINS. WILLIAM EDWARD AITKEN. 

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The Sea. 

Andante affettuoso. 

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back 

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tides of the rest - less 
ebbed with my youth -fol 

sea, 
blood. 

WILLIAM EDWARD AITKEN. 

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Would the drift - ing _ clouds a 
The St>a sings its songs as of 

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Love's Ways. 
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L. C. PEREIRA. WILLIAM EDWARD AITKEN. 

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find us And make us his a lone. With 
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Goodnight. 

WILLIAM EDWARD AITKEN. 

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