Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

Dear Old Pal of Mine

Sung by Mr. John McCormack

Words by Gitz Rice, Lieut. (First Canadian Contingent)

New York (14 E. 43rd St.): Published by G. Ricordi & Co., Inc (1918)

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

[Verse 1]
All my life is empty,
Since I went away,
Skies don’t seem to be so clear,
May some angel sentry,
Guard you while I stray,
And fate be kind to join us some sweet day.

[Refrain]
Oh, How I want you,
Dear old pal of mine,
Each night and day I pray you’re always mine.
Sweetheart may God bless you,
Angel hands caress you,
While sweet dreams rest you,
Dear old pal of mine.

[Verse 2]
Dearie I’m so lonely,
How I miss your smile,
And your tender loving way,
I just want you only,
Want you all the while
May God decree I have you back some day.

[Refrain]

**Note: A sample of “Rockin the Boat” by Hugo Frey and “Little Mother of Mine” by Walter H. Brown and H. T. Burleigh

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