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Words by Ira Schuster, Johnny White

Music by Cliff Friend

Successfully Introduced by Margie Coates

“Popular Edition”

Leo. Feist Inc New York

Canada Leo Feist. Limited. 193 Yonge St. Toronto

Francis Day& Hunter 138-140 Charing Cross Road. London Eng.

Copyright MCMXXIV by Leo. Feist, Inc., Feist Building, New York


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[Verse 1]
Little broken hearted Sammy,
Sitting on his Daddy’s knee
List’ning to the Radio,
But his heart was aching so.
Seems the angels took his Mammy,
Any wonder why he sighed,
While his Daddy fell asleep, Sammy then did creep
To the Radio and cried:

[Verse 2]
Ev’ry night this lonesome laddie,
Wished Mammy was back home
You would know the reason why, If you ever heard him sigh.
Ev’ry night he asks his Daddy,
“Why did Mammy go away?” Daddy turns his head and sighs,
Tears come from his eyes,
When he hear poor Sammy say:

Mister Radioman tell my Mammy to come back home
Won’t you do what you can
Cause I’m so lonely
I’ve been list’ning in’ ev’ryday,
Since she went away, But no word from Heaven’s been heard,
Can’t the angels hear me pray?
When the sandman is nigh,
And to slumberland I must go.
I know she hears me sigh, Over my Radio
And the reason I’m sighing, crying, I’m all alone,
Mister Radioman,
Tell my Mammy to come back home. “Mister Radio home.”



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