I write these lines to tell you that I’m sorry I left home,
Because I’m all alone,
Why did you let me roam
Some one put the jinx on me,
I’m up against it strong,
I’m out of work and so I wrote a song
The first verse dear is very sweet, because it speaks of you,
I’m sending you the chorus, read it thro’.
My little girl you know I love you
And I long for you each day
My little girl I’m dreaming of you
Tho’ you’re many miles away
I see the lane down in the wildwood
Where you promised to be true
My little girl I know you’re waiting
And I’m coming back to you
My little you.
The second verse is not complete,
I cannot rhyme the part,
That goes with aching heart,
But I was never smart
You know that the chorus is the part that must be heard.
And now I’ve got a job to rhyme that word
Now if this song should make a hit, I’ll marry you in June,
And if it don’t there’ll be no honeymoon.
Von Tilzer, Albert; Dillon, William A.; and Lewis, Sam M., "My Little Girl" (1915). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1669.
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