I know and I told you so!
Some day you’d to go away.
And tho’ it will grieve me,
When you leave me,
There’s one thing I’m sure of,
Honey believe me,
Love is a thing that money can’t buy;
Success is uncertain,
Even tho’ you may try
And you’ll find you have a lot to learn
Before you die,
You’ll remember what I’m saying
To you bye and bye
When you have had your automobiles
And when you have had lots of money,
And pretty things,
And ev’rybody’s called you, “Honey.”
When you’ve been jollied along
You’ll find there’s something dead wrong,
And you’ll pray each day
When you’re far away;
On your knees you’ll beg of The Lord above,
“Take a way my wealth and just leave my health
And send back that man,
Good Lord! If you can,
Send back that man who can love!”
You’ll find the world is unkind,
You’ll smile just for a little while;
Like playing the races,
At first all you’ll see will be smiling faces
But, dear, the day goodluck turns its back
Glad smiles will not greet you,
And all things will look black
And you’ll start to wonder what it is you lack?
Then your heart that slipped the trolley
Will get on the track
Allen, Ruby Galbraith, "Send Back That Man Who Can Love" (1913). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1254.
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