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Words by Sam M. Lewis and Will Dillon
Music by Albert Von Tilzer

Broadway Music Corporation Will Con Tilzer President 145 West 45th St. New York

Cover illustration signed De Takacs

Copyright MCMXV by Broadway Music Corporation 145 W. 45th St. New York

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I write these lines to tell you that I’m sorry I left home,
Because I’m all alone,
Why did you let me roam
Some one put the jinx on me,
I’m up against it strong,
I’m out of work and so I wrote a song
The first verse dear is very sweet, because it speaks of you,
I’m sending you the chorus, read it thro’.

My little girl you know I love you
And I long for you each day
My little girl I’m dreaming of you
Tho’ you’re many miles away
I see the lane down in the wildwood
Where you promised to be true
My little girl I know you’re waiting
And I’m coming back to you
My little you.

The second verse is not complete,
I cannot rhyme the part,
That goes with aching heart,
But I was never smart
You know that the chorus is the part that must be heard.
And now I’ve got a job to rhyme that word
Now if this song should make a hit, I’ll marry you in June,
And if it don’t there’ll be no honeymoon.




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