I love to hear my old grand daddy
Tell of his wedding day,
And when he does, my dear grand mammy smiles her own sweet way,
When shadows fall I cuddle close to his knee,
Then he describes that day of days to me.
Just for me and Mary,
Oh the day was bright and airy,
Even mother’s cute canary
Was singing a song of love, there in his little cage above,
We hitched up Tom and Jerry
And drove to Parson Carey,
And as the bells tolled in the steeple I was told by Mary’s people,
“You be good to Mary,”
‘Twas a beautiful wedding day. Day.
Although his head is crown’d with silver,
Still he seems young to me,
Each time he smiles and tells the story of days that used to be,
I fancy I can see them on that great day
Whene’er he tells me in his quaint old way.
Edwards, Leo; Clarke, Grant; Rogers, Howard E.; and De Takacs, André C., "Just for Me and Mary" (1919). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 781.
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