Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: M. Witmark & Sons, (1910)

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 spot in me heart which no colleen may own,
There’s a depth in me soul never sounded or known;
There’s a place in my mem’ry, my life, that you fill,
No other can take it, no one ever will.

Sure I love the dear silver that shines in your hair,
And the brow that’s all furrowed and wrinkled with care.
I kiss the dear fingers, so toil-worn for me, Oh, God!
Bless you and keep you, Mother Machree!

[Verse 2]
Ev’ry sorrow or care in the dear days gone by,
Was made bright by the light of the smile in your eye;
Like a candle that’s set in a window at night
Your fond love has cheered me, and guided me right.



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