In the house of “nobody cares”,
Little “Miss No-one” lived with her pray’rs;
Never knowing love’s tenderness,
She longed to feel, someone’s caress;
One day love came her way;
And the whole world heard her say:
“My Daddy Long Legs,
You made my life worth while;
My Daddy Long Legs,
You taught me how to smile,
When I saw your shadow on the wall,
The one that the sun beams drew;
My daddy Long legs, I fell in love with you.”
Who turned all the dark clouds to blue,
My daddy Long Legs, no one but you;
Who dried all the tears in my eyes,
Who made the sun, shine in the skies?
Ev’ry pray’r that I say; I will always end this way:
Ruby, Harry; Lewis, Sam M.; and Young, Joe, "Daddy Long Legs" (1919). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 249.
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