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Peggy from Panama

Words by Roger A. Graham

Music by May O. Hill

Published for Band & Orchestra

Chicago: Craig Ellis & Co. (1914)

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[Verse 1]
Down in Panama where the oceans meet,
Lives a southern girl that you ought to meet
Where the palm trees grow around a pretty bungalow
For it is just below the line in the tropic clime
Where the blossoms bloom in the summer time, and the sun shines all of the time Down in Panama.

Peggy, Peggy, Peggy, from Panama
She’s the sweetest girl that you ever saw,
Hand in hand we’ll stroll by the water way while the wedding bells are ringing, From Atlantic to the Pacific coast Peggy is the girl that I love the most,
Peggy, Peggy, Peggy, from Panama.

[Verse 2]
Down in panama where I want to be
On the sandy shores of the rolling sea
Just beyond the docks a ship is sailing toward the locks
For out at sea the tides are washing upon the deck,
Longing eyes are watching a tiny speck,
Peggy stands alone on the sands
While she waves her hands.




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