Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1914.

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]
There’s a farm upon a hill, down in Maine,
And there a little girlie waits for me, Rebecca is her name.
When we wandered down the land,
Just we two,
And she was grieving when I was leaving
And then I promised to be true.

Where the honey suckle vine twines itself around the door,
A sweetheart mine,
Is waiting patiently for me;
I can hear the whippoorwill
Tell me softly from the hill,
Her mem’ry haunts you,
Rebecca wants you
So come back to Sunnybrook Farm

[Verse 2]
I can see her just the same, standing there,
And she had on her little gingham gown
And ribbons in her hair.
My Rebecca looked so sweet,
Dressed so plain, I knew I’d miss her,
I longed to kiss her,
And so I’m going back again.



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