Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Publication Date



New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co. (1918)

102-104 W 38th St

Artist: E. E. Walton

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]
In a quaint old country school room,
The teacher asked each little girl and boy
To tell her in a simple note,
What would give them greatest joy,
One girlie’s note brought tears to the teacher’s eyes,
When she read with great surprise

I don’t want any more dollies,
Brother don’t want any pollies,
Sister don’t want any fancy things,
Mother don’t want any diamond rings,
There’s but one gift that we pray for,
One thing we long night and day for,
Stop all this war and give us victory,
And send back dear daddy to me.

[Verse 2]
Now the holidays are over,
The kiddies have once more returned to school,
Though all seem glad and full of cheer,
There’s one exception to the rule,
One little girl is sad,
Just sad as can be,
For no one heard her plea.



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