Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1870

Comments

A Little After Eight
Music by W.F. Wellman Jr.
Words by George Cooper

New York: Published by C.H. Ditson & Co. (711 Broadway)

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I never shall forger the day I met my darling true;
The year was at the dewly MAy,
The birds were building too!
She whispered if I came at night,
She'd watch beside the gate!
She named the time it suited quite
A little after eight!
She whisper'd if I came at night,
She'd watch beside the gate,
She named the time it suited quite,
A little after eight!

[Verse 2]
Oh how I chid the passing hours,
They lingered sadly long;
The dew had spangled all the flow'rs,
The birds had left their song!
I took my way along the lane,
As bird flied to his mate!
And hands and lips they met again
A little after eight!
I though my way along the lane,
As birds flies to his mate,
And hands and lips they met again,
A little after eight!

[Verse 3]
The Leaves had faded unto gold,
And chill the nights had grown;
O many times my love I told
Her heart was all my own!
And when the simmer blooms again,
No fear that I'll be late!
Some evening we;ll be married then,
A little after eight!
And when the summer blooms again,
No fear that I'll be late,
Some evening we'll be married then,
A little after eight!

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