"Dream On, Little Soldier Boy" lyrics - IRVING BERLIN

"Dream On, Little Soldier Boy"
(Words by Jean Havez, Music by Irving Berlin)

When darkness comes and the soldier
Goes to the land of dreams
Comes stealing some little angel
Borne by the starlight beams
Soothing all of his care
With some beautiful prayer
Blessings numbering while he's slumbering
So peacefully there

Dream on, little soldier boy
May a golden vision fill your heart with joy

May all your happiest hours come back in dreams
May sunshine follow the show'rs with brightest beams

Wander with a peaceful mind
In the land of fancy with the girl you left behind

Sleep on whatever befalls
Till dawn when reveille calls
Dream on, little soldier boy

You've work to do on the morrow
Dear little soldier lad
Grim war may add to your sorrow
You may be sick and sad
Even though you may fall
Sleep, forgetting it all
Resting cozily, dreaming rosily
Awaiting your call