Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York City (48 W 28th St., New York City) : Helf & Hager Co. (1906)

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[Verse 1]
I am writing to you, Molly, while the fair moon softly shines,
As it did the night before you went away,
When I told love’s old, old story, as it shone in all it’s glory,
And you promised you’d return and wed some day;
Now folks laugh and call it folly when I tell them you’re still true,
But you love me don’t you Molly?
Say you’re coming home, please do.

Ain’t you coming back to old New Hampshire Molly,
Ain’t you coming back to see us once again?
The folks all say
You won’t come back you won’t come back you won’t come back,
But something seems to whisper that you love me,
As you did before you went away to roam;
Ain’t you coming back to old New Hampshire Molly?
Write and say you’re coming home.

[Verse 2]
All alone I’m roaming, Molly, down the dear old village land,
To the wildwood where we roam’d with hearts so light,
In the old church they are singing, sweetest memories they’re bringing,
Of the girl I love so far away tonight;
Sweetheart mine I’m sadly sighing, for I’m lonely while you roam,
So then Molly when replying,
Won’t you say you’re coming home?



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