Ramona (1927)
(w) L. Wolfe Gilbert (m) Mabel Wayne (I) film Ramona by Dolores del Rio (P) 1928 Gene Austin No. 1 chart record (CR) Whispering Jack Smith (R) 1936 film Ramona (RR) 1968 Billy Walker
[Chorus] Ramona, I hear the mission bells above.
Ramona, they’re ringing out our song of love.
I press you, caress you, and bless the day you taught me to care.
I’ll always remember the rambling rose you wore in your hair.
Ramona, when day is done you’ll hear my call.
Ramona, we’ll meet beside the waterfall.
I dread the dawn when I awake to find you gone.
Ramona, I need you, my own.