Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1921

Comments

by L. Wolfe Gilbert writer of "Down Yonder" Stop! Rest a While" and a host of others.

L. Wolfe Gilbert Music Corporation 165 W. 47 St. New York.

Arranged by Dave Kaplan.

Copyright MCMXXI by L. Wolfe Gilbert Music Corp.

“Some of these resources may contain offensive stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of the attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.”

Abstract

VERSE 1
A little baby wrote, a little baby note
To her daddy who had gone away
He knew the writing well, he taught her how to spell,
So she could write him letters ev’ry day
He could hardly wait until they came
Each message that she sent would read the same

REFRAIN
If you like me, like I like you you must be lonesome too,
Mama’s sad she needs you dad
You’re little baby’s blue
My playmates seem to have their daddy, both night and day
They always ask me why you’re away
If you like me, like I like you
Then you’ll come back some day day

VERSE 2
A little baby’s eyes, have grown to twice their size
She sees someone standing by the door
She breaths a happy sigh, for joy she starts to cry,
And soon she’s in her daddy’s arms once more
After years they both recall the way
She wrote her daddy letters ev’ry day

REFRAIN

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