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Song by Williams & Van Alstyne

Photography: Louise Henry

Jerome H. Remick & Co - New York - Detroit

Copyright MCMVI, by Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Successors to The Whitney Warner Pub. Co., Detroit - New York.
Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada in the year MCMVI,
by Jermoe H. Remick & Co. in the Department of Agriculture.

“Some of these resources may contain offensive stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of the attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.”


The time was in June,
The bees humm’d a tune
The perfume of rose fill’d the air,
When just o’er the way,
Sat a baby one day,
All alone and no one seem’d to care,
But one passer by,
Turn’d and look’d with a sigh,
At the tears and the eyes swollen red,
Then close to her breast,
The young darling she press’d,
And tenderly to her she said.

Won’t you come over to my house,
Won’t you come over and play,
I’ve lots of playthings, a dolly or two
We live in the house ‘cross the way,
I’ll give you candy and sweet things,
I’ll put your hair in a curl,
Won’t you come over to my house,
And play that you’r my little girl.

Perhaps you don’t know,
That not long ago,
These toys I am giving to you,
Were my little girl’s,
Yes, my own little Pearl’s,
And her eyes were like yours, large and blue,
But one night I found,
That the angels came ‘round,
And they took her way up to the sky,
So don’t stay away,
But come over each day,
Or you’ll make your new Mama cry.




The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.