Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Chas. K. Harris

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1910

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

Chicago: Chas. K. Harris (1910)

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[Verse 1]
The lights along Broadway were bright as the sun,
Just after the play had been played,
There seemed to be nothing but frolic and fun,
In all of the happy parade.
But one walked along, on the broad street so gay,
With all of it’s pitfalls and snares.
Just a little white girl on the Great White Way,
In the city where nobody cares.

[Refrain]
She came to the city where nobody cares,
As thousands have wandered before.
And it’s there she will stay, till they lay her away,
In the city where nobody cares.

[Verse 2]
The lights along Broadway grew dim with the dawn,
The girl saw them fade, through her tears.
She thought of the home with the little green lawn,
The home of her babyhood years.
But the street claimed it’s prey, in the same old way,
What use for her sighs or her prayers.
She’s a little white girl on the Great White Way,
In the city where nobody cares.

[Refrain]

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