The Beauty of Your Smile
There’s beauty in each little flow’r,
Each star of a midnight sky.
And there’s beauty in the lonely cloud
That floats so lazily by.
Each loveliness that nature holds
I’ve seen them all awhile,
But she has nothing to compare
To the beauty of your smile.
Many weary miles I roam
To the far off land I’ve known,
But I travel on in the beauty of your smile, dear.
Oh, my life was sometimes sad,
But you’ve made my poor heart glad
When you changed it all with the beauty of your smile, dear.
When they needed angels ‘way up
there in heaven,
Then they placed a silver star
Just to tell me where you are
And each night it shines with the beauty of your smile.
"The Beauty of Your Smile" was published in "Songs of the Pioneers, Folio No. 2", Copyright 1936 by CROSS & WINGE, INC., but it was never commercially recorded. The Sons of the Pioneers did sing it on stage at least once, according to pencilled chord changes marked on the lyric sheet. We sent the sheet music to Dave Bourne and he kindly made a demo for us in 2001. The song was registered for copyright on July 4, 1936.
Bob Nolan stated that all his songs were from his
imagination therefore we are not to think that his sweetheart in this song had
died. Two more Nolan songs, “I
Wonder if She Waits for Me Tonight” and “Oh,
I Miss You So, My Darling” have the same theme.
"Songs of the Pioneers, Folio No. 2", Copyright 1936 by CROSS & WINGE, INC
Typed copy of the lyrics from the repertoire box.