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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
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"YOU"

Published by Susan on 08/10/2003 (3625 reads)
God made a heart of gold...

RWS wrote a poem called "You" which was set to the music of Mentor Crosse.  I have a copy of the original sheet music produced by The John Church Company with a copyright date of 1927.  It reads: 
 
To my Dear Wife
 
"YOU"
 
God made a heart of gold,
  Shining and sweet and true,
Gave it a home of fairest mould,
  Blest it and called it, You.
 
God gave the roses its grace of glow
  And the lark its radiant glee,
But better than all, I know, I know
  God gave you, Heart, to me.
 
                        Robert W. Service
                (Copyright by Dodd Mead Company)

This poem can also be found in  Service's Sunshine , VI, in "Rhymes of a Rolling Stone.


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