Historic Sheet Music Collection


Chauncey Olcott

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: M. Witmark & Sons (1907)

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]
I know a sweet little lady,
Who does not live far from here,
And when the evening grows shady,
I go to meet my own dear.
When all the stars are a-shining,
And mister moon’s up above.
My poor old heart is a-pining,
That’s when I promise to love, yes,
I’ll always love.

One little girl,
Sweet little pearl,
Two little eyes of brown.
One little smile my heart to beguile,
Sweetest in all the town.
She’s my darling, looks like a queen,
Fairest I've seen.
My heart is in a whirl,
I’m in love with One little, sweet little girl.

[Verse 2]
As hand in hand we’ll go strolling,
Happy, contented we’ll be,
While the old church bells are tolling,
Like will seem heaven to me.
While her dear hand I’ll be squeezing,
Calling her my little dove.
I know my love I’ll be pleasing,
When I am vowing to love her,
I’ll always love.



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