Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1909

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

New York: F. B. Haviland Pub. Co. Inc., 125 W 37st St., (1909)

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[Verse 1]
See the children Molly, don’t they look so jolly,
Watch their cunning ways:
When you see them playing, don’t you feel like straying,
Back to baby days?
Come now, Molly, place your hand in mine,
We were babies once upon a time,
Thro’ the fields of Toyland little girl and Boyland
Backward let us gaze!

[Chorus]
Baby days! Baby days! Sweetest days of all!
How you cried, sweet Molly, ‘cause I broke your dolly,
When I let it fall!
Daddy’s girl, Mamma’s boy, simple childish ways!
Run away to Sleepy-Town,
London Bridge is falling down,
Let’s go back to baby days.

[Verse 2]
All is joy and gladness not a thought of sadness,
While they laugh and play;
May they never borrow, trouble, care or sorrow,
As thro’ life they stray:
Will love bring them happiness or pain?
Will they wish that they were kids again?
Will their hearts be broken as their toys were broken?
Back in baby days!

[Chorus]

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