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THAT'S MY GIRL 

Copjrl(flit. 191)0, by KoRer Ilnrdliif;. liy Ui>per iUraiiiK. 

Danny .'iiid .Tamit' bdtli stixKl on a ciirner, 

Con'iparlnir tlieir swet'tlit'arts so fair. 
Said Danny, my trill is a ticar preciuiis pearl, , " 

In fact sin- s ji .V'Wfl quite rare. 
Just tlii-n (ii'wii tlu' sti<*t't came a maiden so sweet, 

Howetl to.Iamif. iliiMi passed on ln-r way, 
Witli a u'lad liaiM'y smile. .lamit' lifted his tile. 

And Danny then heard liim say. 

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Thafs my ^irl Dan. ain't she swoet. 
That's my yiii. say dotrt slie look neat, 
She can beat yoni' iirecioiis p(»aii. 
I'm proud indeed to tell you "tliafs my girl." 

Dannv. said .lamie. 111 tell you a secret. 

rniV"in;i to wed lier this .^lay. 
^Ve ha Vent much wealth, hut em|>loyment and health, 

Will train us a lortune si>me <lay. 
Slu'"s t-'ood she is true, eyes of he.'iven"soii blue. 

Spirits I'ver liu'hthearted and tray. ■ - 

I'll be true all my lii'c. to my dear little wife. "■ 

And years hence you'll hear inn say.— C/iorns:. 

You Don't Want Me 

CopyiiKht.liWO, by Hoiter HarJIiiK. Hy Kit. liotfers. 

Yon all have heard .ilKHit the hoodoo coon in troiible always fonnd. 
When mischiffs near, there aint no fe.ir. but what this coon's around. 
}'o(jr lioodoo I'hil. he passed a <-oloivd church wheti- folks were to bo wed, 
Jt'.s a fTiKHl chance now. to cliant;e my luck. I'll ;ri' ni there he said, 
It seems the bride was waiting for the bridetrroum to appear. 
When turninir "rownil slie saw lioodno a-standiiitr in the rear. 
frJhe quickly rushed to trrab poor I'hil. which made him feel quite sore. 
Bay's he all coons mitcht look alike, but I've l)een there before, ma gal; 

Ciioiir.s. 
Yon don't w;int me. you want some other fellow. 
Well you don't want me, he may be of niy color. 
Now don't vou try to scold me. I've heard all that rou told me, 
l?ut you've trot no riirhi to hol<l me, 'c;iu>e you dout want me. 

Of all the brakes, and s,i(l mi-itakes, that happened to this coon. 
There's one I'll bet he'll ne'er lor^et ociiireii one afternoon. 
I'hil took his wife, yes his jiride of life, to .see the so-<-alIed zoo. 

His wif»! had never" I n th«'r»; beb>re. ^dshe knew not wh.-it to do. 

They watched .-irouiul the monkeys, ju.--' to see them romji and play. 
When some mie ^aid the bl^r balioou liy ct;;ince had ttot away. 
The keeper, all excited t hrouiih his loss, Ilew in an awful ratr<;. 
He trrablied pour I'hil to lill the hill, and placed him in the ca^e, .says lie; 

Choi i',<. 

I'LL LOVE YOU TILL I DIE 

Coi'jntJlit, IbW, l»y Artliiii- U. Turn-. i;iik,'li!-li CiipyiiKlit, Si'CUrcU. 
Wiinlsaiid Miii>U' by W. T. I'lanciD. 

■What makes you tni'ii your lovely face away. 
You did'nt treat me that way yesterday. 
Some scandal monger in the nei^rhborhootl, 
Heeu lillmvr up yer mind with falsyhood. 
1 aim done not hhitr for to make you mad, 
liui you has hurt my feehn^rs mi^Mity bad. 
So turn 'round and Ki'eet me. and don't try to cheat nie, 
' 'Cos honey I'll love yer till I die. 

ClloRIS. 

' . For, by the stars that shine above you, 

. 1 swear my oii'esi one 1 love you. 
In all this world you are my "own my ffulding Star, 
You'se de only one the a])iile of mv eye, 
>Vhile the white folks all am sleeping, 
Tords your cabin 111 be creepinir. 

So be ready for to say, when We'll have our wedding day, 
'Cos 1 love you. and I'll love you till 1 die. 

You ir<-t no I'i'ason tral f'jr ji.-alousy. 
• 'Cos I'm as lionest as any man can be, 
1 told you ri;rht 1 want you for my wife, 
Not for a year or two but for my life. 
Nice little cabin for you down tiie lane. 
All furnislitMl up and tho" it's Very plain. 
It's yours, wont you take me and never forsake me, 
'Cos honey I'll love yer till 1 die.— c'/(0/««. 



(°<i|ivi'it;lit. ISlKi, by Kihiiutid LyoiiH 
AiraiiKcil by .A. S. Jos-^rlyii. Eilmiiml Lyons. " ' 

Pear little Eileen, I'm lontjing to see you, 

I miss thesott loveiitrht that shinesin your eye; 
I lonu for the smiles that you once used t"».> trive me, 

H<dore I left Ireland, and bade you good bye, 
C)fteii at eve, whenthe day's Work is over, •. 

And out thro" the city Twander alone. 
Oh how I miss you away from my side love. 

Miss you and bless you Kileeii my own, 

Choris. 
Dear little Eileen, sweet little Eileen, 
Eileen my darling, my true love, my queen; 
With the bright summer, how gladly I'll wander, 
back to old Ireland, back to Eileen. 

Many's the day that we wandered in childhood, 

In'searcli of the Shamrock we all love so well. 
And heard the sweet lark as he sang in the wildwood. 

Shedding soft music oer valley and dell. 
Many's the evening that you and 1 darling. 

Have listened together to thrushes unseen. 
Ami tho' I am longing to liear them again love. 

Oh, how much more love, I long for Eileen.— CTorw*. 



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CopyriKlit, 1895, by lionnril <t <'<>. Kiit>Tr<l at Stntioiu-ix Hull. Loiiduii, tnglaud. 

WurvtF anil Music b)r Hairy Wiiioiti. :. ~ 

I was walking down the Street the other day. so gay : I say! 
All of a sudiieu my tailor he spot ted Jine.oii the strict "y. "t." I said: 
"Hallo: Mister Kiiio" and tin n thinknit: of his ■■ ihiiio." 
Helookedat me. and I looked at him. said I toniyseli. "now pluck up Jim," 
Just as the billy old li«il said pay, 1 .s.iid, •oh, yes 1 will some day 
Can'-t slop, c.ui'l >iop, can't stop: " 

, ■ I'UOKIS. 

. . I'm just going oil to uncle Dick, 

To see it he'll take this w.ilkmi; stick. 

They close , It si.\. so 1 must l>e quick 

Cant stop Can't stop, can't >iop: 

My missus gave nie such a diiMiliiil fri;:ht. last niirlu. its right' 
I tumbled out of my w.irm bed. Did'nt know wlieilier 1 was on my liead. 
She .said : " Run and 'leich' ih>' Doctor" so insKle ine room I lock.-d iier. 
Shoved on my clothes, and Hew down the stairs. iu.-.iied in theMreet with 
I'oliceman oii duty wa^ w.ilkiiiLr .ibout. l no end ol swears. 

He shouted "Halt" but I hollow ■<! out. 

" (.'an'i stop, can't sto[). can't sloj):'' 

ClIOKIS. 

I'm only running lor Doctor Rin's. 

There's ;llwa\ > I loulile \\ hell tlie joblM'gins, 

JI\ wife's vei\ b.id and it might i-e twins. 
Can't stop, caul stop, can't slop: 

For a novice well 1 know a thing or two. it's trn<-. I do: 

Dulling out teeth is my delight. \\ lietlier b> gas or d.\ naniite. 

One day a fellow caiiii- to se<- me. .ind said: " Ibvioi iio relieve nie" 

1 Silt him down in my lit tie chair, opened h is moutiuiiul looked down there. 

He hoUow'd out " you er hurting me much,'' 

Isaid; "never mind ;;s l made a cliitcl:.'" 

"Can't stuji. Can't stop, can't stopl" 
(iionr.s. 
Ifsthe largest tooth I ever saw. 
As long , -Is the knocker on the front street door. 
But 111 have it out if 1 bie.ik your i.-iw, 
Can't stop, can't stop, can'tsiop: 

I wen't into a slioii a week ago. you know, it's so. 
I saw a pair of lioot- s.. ii.-at. .ind Just i he sort to suit my feet. 
He said: '•wlKit doyoii reipilie sji-' 1 said: 'what a sni<;i ill life. , sir 
He 1 1 rnedhislie.nl' a mi I "colLird" qiiiik, tluit paiicil liootsin les; 
Made for the door with that pain/f "bats." he.s.Hd : Dring "em bnck and I 
"C;ini sioji, c.iti't sio]), can I slop: | .said "liitts," 

ClIoKts. 
They're a very good pair of boot-: I know. 
And I might tiring 'em back if tliey pinch my toe, 
. , / Hut as I've been . ind iiinch«'il e'm home I'll jro, 
■' . Can't stop, can't stc'p. can't Slop: 

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f>nco a coon named ('.irfer.Tohnsoii loved a girl named :\Jaiidv Rrown, 
She tlKuight she was ju-i tin- <apei-, till .i mliisiicl sli.av stiiiek town. 
He knew there was "something doin" when shes.nd -« "oon go your way. 
You may think you're all the money, but I've only this to .sity". " 

«'noiu s. 
. . You should see tins iiiinsifei in.in of mine, 

Wlieii on parade he surely do look hue. 
Long tail <•,. at and a while <-ravaI. 
• ;^ I'ateiit le;ii her shoes and a higli silk hat. 

Well he's. il'ont the hottest thing in line, 
- \ For this coon I has lM".,'iin to pine. 

Sometimes I c;in hardly keeji ffomcr.v'n. 
No "crap sliootin "coon lor me. 
And a race t lack " .lap" ami one twothn?e, 
Uith that big iilack minstrel man of mine. 

Johnson tried to :irgue with her. but lie found it w;is no use. 
She said its :tii over < 'arler. deiii dere ininsi lels c. mUeii your goose; 
I'll admit you're all right mister, got most ni-gers iM-at a mile. 
Some gals think that you're the limit, but for lieauty, grace and style; — 

— C/ioi us. 

JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST 

Cujiyiitflit, 1S(00. by Win I!, (iiay. Kiden-d at SwilioiRTi-' Hall, Londuu, EuK. 
Wonls aii't MUKif by Win. K. <;iiiy. 

In a North Car'lina villaire siamlsa <-ottage by the sea, 

Where an old. retired .sailor lives alone; 
On the wall there hangs a pi'-tui-e oi the gooii ship "Nancy Lee,'' 

Which for years he sailed in every clime and zone. 
As a soldier loves his i-oiintry. as a mother loves ln-r lwil>e. 

The sailor loved that ship once trim anil gay. 
Ev'ry day this gray-li;iiied se.iniiui. in his quiet home.stead sits. 

And, gazing on tlial picture, he will .say : ' 

CnoKis. 
Just when I needed \<>u most of all. 
Just when the d;ingers wei-e iie;ir. 
Just when alllict ion's hard haiKl would f.iU, 

Just when my he.iit (piaked Willi fear. 
Just wln.-n it seemed llie end had come, "■-',. 

. You landed me safe on the coast. 

And jifoved you were faithful, yes, staunch and true. 
Just wheni needed you most. 

There's a honn.'stead in Virginia, where a gray-haired coupledwell, 

It's tifty years or more since they were wed : 
When a bride this wife was lamoiis for her idiarms and grace as well; 

Like a flow'r. she was Kxj lair to last, twas.said. 
Vlieii the gentle twilight gathers, seated side by side each day, 

This age-worn (M^iple tell of joys gone by. 
And the husbanil told the story of their hapny wedded life. 

When he kissed his wife and whisiK^red, with a sigh: 

CnoRis. 
Just when I needed .vou most of all, / . '.. . 
: > Just when the dangers were near. 

Just when affliction's hard hand would fall, 

J ust when my heart quaked with fear. 
Just when I needed your love and care. 

You loyally st<jod at your post ; 
I found vou a faithful devoted wife, 
Just when I needed you most. 



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1 Couldn't Sf and to See My Baby Lose 

OopyriKlit, 1899. by Howley. Harilaiid H Co. EmclUli copyrlKhC *ecar«d. 
Wonts \>T Will D Cubb. Music by Gus Edwunls. 

, Last Sunday niirht I missed my babe, he never showed around, 
I slipiH-d my siitin slippers on and went where he'd In; found. 
Down at the colored hiu'h hall cinh 1 t>eei)ed in thro' the dooi*. 
And there 1 saw my Imbys hat a haiiKint: on the floor 
A iHdver tfame was workin"; thro' tlie door I done tlie ^lide. 
Thev never lieard me coininir till I stoo<l by tiahy's side. 
A ei">on there nursed a royal flush, my luiby says I'll pass, 
I know it wasn't ladylilie when I turned out the t;as. 

Choris. 
Hnt I <'oul(lirf stand to see my baby lose, 
'C'liz I loves him trom his head down to his sho«8; 
Ill's iw-eri Jill awful nice to me, 
t 1 (lorif i; out of charity. 

Kill- I ciiuldnt stand to see my baby lose. 

My Imhy rides the horses, and he's not tliem t)eat a blork. 

At every rncc-t rack that In- rules he is the wlniiini; jix'k. 

He wi n ihi- Hruoklyii llaiullciip and made ten tliousmd clear, 

Ari'l chickfii wa.-iii't uoud criuiiirh fur us tor 'niosi a y»'ar. 

■:.- owned the liiu Suliurban. but he was too fat to ridi-; 

I thri'w hiiii duwi;. which worried liiin until he nearly died. 

ill- i.i-t flesh till he Weighed eiioutcli tu ride the race and won: 

He said liow could you treat me so, I said, I love you, Hvn.— C/idru$. ' 

Khii\\i6t Doesn't Know I'm Coming 



CopjrlirUr, 18»9. by Sol Bloom. International coiiyrtirht oecurad. 
Words and chorus ineloity by Raymond .\.'Dri>wne. 

I was sittintr in a train that was speeding o'er the rails, 

Whili' at my side a chance companion sat: 
He was Intiely— so was I— and it happened that ere long 

We tM.tti. in" friendly way, began to chat; 
Soon hi' told how. long ago. he had left his boyhood's homo 

To s«'tk for wealth in lands wherf friends were few; 
"But niv wandi-rings are done, for I'm going back at last 

To be with her whose love was always true. " 

CHORtS. 

"Mother doesn't know I'm coming home; 

Just to surpris»? her I've not told her; 
For I wrote and asked them not to tell. 

Till in my arms once more 1 hold her; - 
She'll be glad to see her wand'ring boy— 

'I'he bov who left her just to roam— 
And fur worlds I wouldn t miss the welcome Of her kisa, 

>'or laother doesn t know I'm coming home." 

When we reached our journey's end, and within the depot Stood, 

His brother met him at the door and said: 
" I ai:i 1,'lad to si-e you. Jack, but I've bad news to tell: 

You'r>- just an hour too late, for mother's d^ad " 
In J.ii-k's eves the teardrops stood, as lie dasned his brother's hand— 

'Txvas a cruel blow that lllleil his heart witli pain: 
And 1 thought with sad regret, as I watched him standing there, 

vt the iiappy words he'd spoken on the train.— f/i<»u#. 

THE ONLY GIRL I EVER LOVED 

C»|>>rlKht, IKW, l>y .Sol nioom. Iiiternatioiial copyrlirht sroiirvd. By Uioliard Stabl. 

A youth and maid together strayed, they soon were to be wed, 
Aiid as tliey strolletl again lie told his love, and then she said: 
" You've loved before, as much or more, some other girl I know; 
Coiue, tell me of your first true love," and this he whispered low; 

CHORfS. 
The onlv girl I ever loved Is you. you, you. 
Because no other was as sweet, ttiat's true. trup. true. 
Before vou came my heart no love e'er knew, knew, knew. 
Because the only girl I loved is you, yi>u. you: 
Before we met I never yet had seen the girl I'd mate. 
For 'tlio' I knew a score or two. yet something whispered, "Walt: " 
But when you came I felt the flame that glows liy cu;ild's art: 
Believe me, dear, I am sincere, you are my first sweetheart.— CAo. 

FOREVER 

' CopyriKht. 18»9. by Sol Bloom. International copyrlKbt secured. 
Written and Composed by Hayniimil A. Ilronne. 

You ask me if the tender vows that bind ns 

Will some day l)reak. as others have l)efore; 
And if the future years will ever find ns 

Left far apart, to meet again no more; 
Ah. no: the vows I made can ne'er be broken. 

No matter what the years to come may brlnif. 
For even tho' your owti were falsely spoken. 

>liiie would iiot change, the olil love still would cling. 

^ KKFRAI.V. 

Forever, forever, dear to me you would be; 
Forever, forever, loved just the same by me; 
For my love would cliantre not thro' all eternity. 
Forever, forever, you'll find 1 will still be true: 
Forever, forever, i love you, my love, I do. 

; Yon tell me that some day I will forget you, 
And that another in my heart will Ite; 
You say I'll wish that 1 lunl never met you. 
. », If livsoine chalice one fairer I should" see; 

Ah. no: my darling. I will love you ever. 
' .And wioie this worhl of ours go 'round and 'round, 

: There's none can come l>etween. our love to sever. 
And at your side still loyal I'll be found.— /.'«// am. 

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COMIN' THRO' THE RYE 

By Brern (Harrt ) and Dalv ( Tonii. of UifS I'atti's Tiixrilo Uinstrelft 

A man once had his voice trained In the latest style. 
But they ma<le a big mist.ike. they should have used a flie: 
Hesiing grand o|i<>ra in <iraiid Rapids, fourteen stories higlu 
I'd rather be a hunk of cheese than a piece of apple pie. 

Old Ireland went DenuK-ratic on election day. 

We hoiie to see BriKtklyn teachers get their back pay; 

Ttiey iieeil the money very bad, they've got to keep a home. 

For if they don't they'll soon lie teaching children of their own. 

A one-eyed man pl.iyed jMtker and was iheaf ing on ttie sly. 

An Irishman says there's cnniked work goin" on, or I hojie to die; 

He says I'll mention no one's name. Ivcaiise he'll tidnk I'm fly. 

But if he don't stop cheailng, I'll kiUK-k out his other eye. 

A young girl and her maiden ,iunt lav down one night to sleep, 

A tiurghir he crept in the r<M)m. now liere Is where you weep: 

The young girl cried " There is a man." and loudlv she diil roar. 

The old maid said, '" Don't scare him out: get up and lock tfie door. 

Whi'ii we were coming 'cross the ocean, on a great big ship. 
And two days out we met a pillow, but gave it the slip. 
The captain tliiew a lemon over that was all decayeil. 
It couldn't swim, so I jumiHjd in t«» give the lemon aid. 

Hobson sank a schooner <1own in Santi.igo Bay, 
But 1 sank a couple t.( scliiM>ners just outside to day, 
Hobson will not sink another for a long, long age. 
But you bet I'll sink a couple,when I get oft" the stage. 

IWISH I WAS BACK ON BROADWAY 

Copyrltrlit, 1^99, by Sol Bloom Intfinational oi>p\ rivht <iHciired. !• 

Worilg by liH.vmoiiil A. Browm-. Muglu by Wliii.nn H. IVnii. 

A gay little blonde soubrette— the kind that you've often met— fnet; 

Went out with a show called " Led .\stray." to warble ballads behind a 

The salary was immense- ten dollars and no exi>«'nse— 

Oh, my: wasn't she happy- tills little blonde soubrette. 

On the road they went, jollied along by the management; 

Worked six weeks on talk, for the ghost refuseij to walk; 

Every one was broke -oh. it was anything but a joke; 

She did a singing specialty, and this is the song siie sang: 

"I wish I was back: 1 wish I was back: Oh. gosh: I wi.sh I wasbackl** 

OUORIS. 

" I wish I was back on Broadway, the -land of the frequent touch'; 
I wish tliiit I hadn't left home— ( do' to roam, that's true: 
Boo hoo: lM)i>hoo: For if I was back on Broadway,! wouldn't be broke, 
oh. my: I wish I was back on Broadway." ' [not luuchi 

The manager jumped the show, but nol>ody else could go; fvou know; 
The sheriff and lamlloid li.id the trunks, and ev'rytliing that was left. 
But she knew her little tu.ok. and landed a jobasccKik; 
All the baggage she bail was her little tale of woe; 
Other troupers came— gave her •'the laugh." oh: it was a shame! < 
Said she was in luck, saw more dough than they'd ever struck; 
But each manager told her he hadn't a place for her. 
Said she would have to change her act. for this is the song she sang: 
" I wish I was back: 1 wish 1 was back: Oh, gosh: I wish I was back!'* 

— ( 'fiorut. 

For Her Sake Let Me Go 



Copyriiflit. lH'.H.t. by S .1 ltl....iii. Int.- 
Worilt by Kayiiioiiil A. Ilrowna. 



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!>} I.f>. Kririliiiaii. 



While the weary army slept, through the lines there softly crept i 

The figure of a foe at break of da\ ; " ' 

Till the ringing cry of " Halt : " echoed "neat h the heaven's vault, 

.Mid the rifles of the sentries barred his way. 
From them came the angry cry: "Shoot him. lads, for he's a spy:'* 

But they hesitated, as the moments sped. 
For their hasty search revealed nothing trait rous there concealed. 

And in toiK'S of SJid despair their prisoner said: 

CHORIS. 
"For her sake let nie go. men. for I'm no spy. I swear! 
Tfio' you and I are roenien. I've always fought you fair; 
My little child lies d.\ing— she's dear to me. you know; 
I'm on my way to see her— tor her sake Jet me go: " 

As he told In simple way how he'd travelled night and day 

To .see his little baby just once more. 
Ev'ry heart witii pity filled for the man they would have kllled- 

'Twas a toucli of ii.itiire in the cruel war: 
Tho" lie was a hated foe. and 'twas wrong to let liim go. 

No one cared lor l hat. for e;icli one thought insi.-ail 
Of the babv in that home calling for her dad to come. 

And they" set him free when pleadingly he said:— Vftotut. 

IN THE SHADOWS OF 

MY OLD GREEN MOUNTAIN HOME 

fly ICdwarU >I. WJclten. Tuue— " MiJ Hie Gieeii Firias of VIikIhU " 

Far away, ilown in Manila, where I left my dear comrade 

Sleeping 'iieatli the Hag he fought for brave and true. 
Many tears he slied at parting, as he took his last farewell. 

Saying take this message home I jtray of you; 
■youare going to your sweetheart and "those you love so dear, 

S(j it you see my sweetheart all alone. " .] 

Just tell her and inv mother that I'll be back next year, f • 

To the shadows ot my old (ireen Mountain home. ' . 

OlIORtS. 

There's an humble cottage there, a mother's nightly prayer 
To guard her boy from harm when he iii;iy n^ini. 

And the truest little sweetheart who Is wailing there for me. 
In the shadows of my old Ureen Mountain home. 

Down to that place I wandered for to see my dear old chum. 
Hut only seen the spot where lie now lavs: c 

He was wounded in llie battle, but no gniaii e.scaped his lips; . - 
His last words were of love and childhooil davs; 

He .said when all is over I ho(>e you won't forget 
To send me back to those across the foam, a 

And lay ine In the churchyard where the robiiAbuild their nest. 

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In th'e shadows of my old Green Mountain hoif >.— CAww. 



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All Birds Look Like Chickens lo Me 

Co»iyr1(thf, 1899, by Wm. B. Gray. Eiit»>r«><l at St«tl<>ner«' H»II, London, Eng. 
Woi'iiH and Musui ity Irvinic Jones. 

Sara Oreeii's an educate'l fywiist. \vt»ll versed m chickeiihood. 
When he don't want a cliicken meal. Iiis apiietite aln"t KootJ, 
He eats fried chicken eVrv meal, and cliickeii salad fur lunch; 
He never Ijuys a sulitary hen. Imi he ^^ets tliem by the hunch. 
And wlieii he sees a m<>cklti>rl>ird. these wonis lie"ll loud e.xclaim, 
-That hird IS a talking lifn. althoui,'h she's changed her name," 
Heals(»savs *a canary l«ird is a chicken that's learned to sing," 
AuU if you contradict him, thi>s ar^nment he'll spring: 

C'MOKl s. 
All hird.sUxik like cliickens tome, -. 

Crows look like hlack hens you see. 

Some hirds are raised up for a prize. ' . 

Ihit a knife and fork make all one Size: 
I'eojde sav ipiails aren't chickens, you see. 
But they look like lilii)iitian hens to me: . . \ 
There'seakfles and owls and other fowls, 
But they l()ok like chickens to nie. 

Sam Green went over to a hiid show, all nations of birds he seen. 
And when he spied a parrot, he said, that hen's painted ^reen. 
And when lie saw a wild duck, that coons heart loud did Iteat. 
He said. -'That hen has ^ot how le^s and a pair of ran time teet,'' 
And when he spied a peacock that .lap could hardly talk; 
He said, "rhat is a ci.on hen that's learneil how to cake walk;" 
He also says "that an ostrich is a chicken that's overtrrown," 
And as he started homeward, these words he soft did moan:— C/'on<« 

Fond Recollections of My Dear Old 



Copyright. 19iH), li.v H. I{o>nl * <■•«. EiiifUMJi c-opyrifrlit mcured. 
Wi.rdk by Kraiilv J. Ilall. Music l>y U Wnftrsoii. 

How well do I rememl)er now that dear old home afar! 
H shines within mv meni'ry like a never-fading star; 
1 see mv mother at the door, wliere last .she .said " (food-bye," 
And wlieii 1 think of all I've lost, my heart still breathes a si^ch, 
I'd nive the world could I return to meet the loved ones there; 
One happy moment of the past, ;i;;;un with them to share. 

CnoKt>. 
Fond recollections of my dear old home 
Ket urn to my heart auain. t ho' far o'er the foam; :; : " 
Sweetly they cheer me. while lonely I roam, 
Foial re(;ol led ions of my dear old home. .'. 

Tlie loviii!; words of mother often come to me again, 

AMiid the ulare of pleasure when 1 think of them with pain; 

<th. h.id I taken her advice mv path had tx-en morebriuht; 

She liaile nif always think of her. the aliselit from her sijjht 

How oft in ilreams I .see her face so like an aii^el fair; 

How oft 1 long to live again, my boyhootl days to sh-Ave.— Choru$. 

You Are the Bestest Man I Ever Knew 

Cop) rlttlit. IWW, l.y H. K'lyal Miieic t'o. Kmriish co|.y i itflit seemed. 
Worila by Alfonzu Dooley. Muxio by U. Wateigon. 

I used to love a little gal, the l)est of all my lieatis. 
Her eves were liright as diamonds, and black as black as sloes, 
I tised to treat her like a lady, liecanse 1 really liked her ways. 
And when I asks her if she loves me. this is what my baby said: 

ClIORfS. 

'■-] You are the bestest man I ever knew: 
I never loved another until I met you; 
Jly heart IS all a-hurring. I always will be true. 
For you are the Ix'stest man 1 ever knew. 

Last night I saw my baby gal. oh. with another ilusky moke. 

The reason why that she shook me, liecaiise she knew I was Itroke; 

1 followed theiii up to her d<jor. oh, just to see how long he'd stay; 

He put liis arms around lier waist, and tlieu I lieard my baby say:— CAo. 

She's My Sally of Shenandoah Valley 

Copyriplit, 1900, by n. Royal & Co. Enirlixh copyrifcbt secured. 
Wi.rda by H. Kiiyal. MusJo by M. Watersou. 

A nistlc home l)eside the stream, a picture bright and fair, ' 

Now comes Itel'ore me like a dreiiin. the girl I loved ilwelt there; 
She wiis my lM)yhood's idol true, with eyes of heavens blue. 
And oft I'd stray, at close of day. down the valley, calling Sally. 

CHORtS. 

She's my Sally of Shenandoah Valley; 

My heart's in the keeping of Sallv: 
Her voice still I hear as when evening draws near, 
I'd wait down the valley for Sally. 
I see that home of lieauty still, with roses clustered 'round. 
No dearer .joy my heart can thrill, no love like hers I've found; 
For we ii.irted long ago, and other scenes I know. 
But oh, now sweet once more to lueet down the valley, pretty Sally. 

— ' /lorus. 

I LUB MA BABY SUE 

Copyrlglit, 1!>83, lij S. C. Niiiibrop. Entered at Stationers' Hall, London, Eug, 
Words and music by J. J. Skelly. 

Once I had a colored hidy. whom I thought was all my own; 
F'or she tole me dat she lub'd me. and she lub'd but me alone, 
But dar came a dandy nigger, fell in love with mah gal .Sue, 
Just because he cut a tlgger, then away with him she Hew. . ;, . ■- - ■ 

CHORrs. ';; ;■ 

But I lub mah baby, yes, I lub mah baby. Sue: 

She dun gone and leave me, 'cause her lub was not true. 

Dls gent ob color enticed her and she flew. 

But mah heart will break, just for her sake, 'cause I love ma baby Sue. 

If I eb;>er meet dat nigger, I shall tole you what I'll do: 
I will spoil his fancy flgger, just liecause he stole mah Sue. 
When he sees me draw mah razor, he will tremble and turn white; 
fie woo't tltiok I bare forgotten dat be stole mail Sue one night. 



On the Delaware 

Copyright, 1899, by lilioads & Johnson. Wor<ls and music by Bvit S<>m«i«. 

In a quaint old-fashioned city, on the peaceful Delaware, 

Lived the fairest little lass I *'vei knew. 
We were lovers there in d.iys gone by. and happy were our (freams. 

As we talked of future days and what we'd do. 
The dav I asked her for her hand I never will forget. 

She s^iyly said. " Yes, Ted, I'm yours f(«r life." 
In a fortnight we were married, but alas: we soon did part. 

For a higher iMjwer claimed my darling wife. 

CllORf.<. 

I can never forget her. no matter where I roam; - • .•- 

I can never replace her, in our old sweet home; 
Many mai<ls I've met in foreign climes, but none to me seems fair 
As the girl I woiK'd and won uiH)n the Delaware. 

Sometime ago I wandered through the church-yard where she lies. 

And Siting on her grave soon d(»/.ed away. 
And in my Ureanis I seemed to see her a.s in days gone by. 

With loving face as sunny as the day. 
I took her in my arms once more, then gazed Into her eyes. 

And whispered, '• May. don't leave me here alone " 
But in a mist she vaiiislie<l. and my heart again was s;id. 

For she was lost to me. my wife, my own.— C'A.// «». 



■ Copyiinlit, moo, by I'liint .^ Moran. 

Words by ra!<dial J. I'lant Munic by Allen C. Uoran. 

Behind the scenes of a conc.'it hall, where Zaza was the rage. 
She met a man whom she adored, .ind for him left the st.nge. 
Six months of blissful cooing, passed m ;i cottage in :i dell, 
'Till Zaza heard he had a wife, then in this teVrie fell: 

CiniKis. 
Why did you let me love you, and why did you love mt» so? 
Why not have told me of "your wife and dear little To-To? 
Oh: why that first, that lingring ki.ss? it thrilled my heart and braio; : 
I love you more than wife im- life, we must not meet again. 

Poor Zaza was "a broken toy." grief's crown was on her brow. 
But "love redeems the world " when true, so she to<ik a new vow; 
Two years ot stage life now she sjieiit. both fame and honor hers, 
They'luet once more, he told of love, she answered hiding tears: 

- Chot-ui. 

To Meet Is Sadder Than to Part 

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('opvriitlit. I'.KK), by I'laiit .t Moian. -' ■ 

Words by rasoliid J I'laitt. Music by Allen C Moran. . I- - 

A man and maid met on a be;ich. .as brightly shone the sun. 
They'd loved and courted ye.trs ago. hei- heart ;(ii<l h.iiiit he'd Wfiti, 
He'(l sworn he loved her pure :iii<l true, lief heart, her soul he owned. 
He'd crushed her heart and stained her soul, with pity now slie moaned. 

Cnoars. 
To meet is sa<ider tiinn to jiart IConi one who's wrecked your heart, 
(•hosts arise of iiopes untold, ghosts of a love grown cold. [ing," 

Visions of love's rirst blissful wooing, whisper: ■• Air tliere's no reiiew- 
To meet is sadder than to part, to meet is .sadder than to jiart. 

A gray-haired man and woman neat by chance met at a race. 

With all her years of sin and vice, luve shone <iut from her face; 

She'd been divon-ed now nianv years, t hrnwu by tor one more fair. 

As face to face past lovers met. she sighed in wild despair. — ('//ordit. 

BONT YD' REMEMBER ME, MASSA 

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^^<^llls }iy <;.-♦». ('oo^u-r. Muxir ity M. Waternoii. 

One day. in a rity .ifar. 'iieatli a sunny Southern sky. 
A negro, so ree!i;e and oM. ihiougd streets we.irilv w;indpred by; 
He tottered alixig to ;i [lorch. a l.ice tlieri- he e.agerly .scanned. 
And lhe.se words he pleadingly spoke, while he held out Ins liand: 

cnoKis. ■ .' . 

rih. don't yo" reniemiiei- me. M.assa John? ' 
I'.se lookin" fo" yo" far and wide: 
My ole heart is' glad now I've met yo": 

1 never on e;uMll e'lllld forget yu". •.,: 

1 know yo" Won't tell me Id |e;ive your Bide, 
'Twas liere. where so li.ippy was I: 
Oh. don't vo" leiiienilieiine.ilearMassa John, 
Fse Come to till' <ile hoini' to die. 

He told how he w;in<lered each day. how he'd longed,ag.iin to see 
Thecottoiitlelils siiiiny and white. :ind the Imds on the magnolia tree. 
His wife and his children were gone. an<l lK)wing his snowv wliite head. 
He knelt by the old rustic porch, and he wejd while he said:— 6'/«/ru«, 
They carried him tenderly in. .tikI his mournful story heard: ' v. 

Theblessing oi kindness was his. and the .joy ol a s(»ft gentle word. 
The old village <-hnrc|iyard so green now folds him in rest forevermore, ' 
And never on earth they'll forget his sad words at the door:— C'Aoru*. 

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The Darkey's Home, Sweet Home 

Copyrifflit. 1899. hjr Jixi. Mnrrls. Worilo bikI JIiinlc l>y l"(i«». E. B««T. 

There's a spot In Alabama, wliere the birds siiiK all the day, 

And natnrt' seems to always In? in tuiif: 
^ When- the darkies <jather nliihtly in the amxl old fasldoiied way, 

And tram the baii.jo "neath tlie' Southern mcMUi. 
It is there my heart is turniim as 1 sit alone to-night. 

The memry brings the teardrop and a sijrii. 
And I long to sit with Nellie l)y the little cabin white, 

jLt\(l live uifiain those happy days gone l»j'. 

CllOKtS. 

• . ' Tlie lioneysiickle twhies around the dear old caHn door. 

But straii'jfers tread the path we loVd to roam. 
?.- , ■ And tho' now I'm tar away, faney lingers evermore, 

■Round tlie darkey's home, sweet home. 
i Ev'ry note from my old banjo takes me back to lier again, 
Indieanis 1 see the path we loved to roam. 
And my eyes are I'ed with wee))lni,' and my heart is sore with pain; 

I h'Ua to see our humble liiile Ixime, 
Near the eabin in the clearint,' tliere's a little mound alone. 

The breezes wlilsper soi'ilv as tl'.ey blow, 
And the name of my dark Nellie Is enj,'raven on the stone, 
J placed it there jiist twenty years Ago.— (hot im. 

SHE WAS BORN IN OLD VIRGINIA 

VsMfd !)>■ i>f rniii"i"ii of Ij»i>tfli"riie MukIo C". ri'pyi iirht. ISOK. !•> .1 V LaiiKlionie. 
\V..r.l!< lij- J VK'kci V I.iiiii;li(>i'iie. Music In Kulin t K WMttriiioiv. 

Tou may all talk of your In^auties, of the >cirls you've loved the best. 
But on a sunny Southern sliore lived the one 1 lovd so dear: 
Her eyes were briuht as dewdrops. and hei- cheeKs blusli'd like the rose; 
She was sweeter tlian the rarest tlower tli;it in ;in\ uarden ^rows; 
I flrst>met her in the meadow of CMurse. b\ dianc'e. you know. 
For the rhureh p.ttli it runs throiiuh it. and tlH'i'e she'd always j{0. 
Then when a few weeks later, ax 1 wandered by her side. 
A kiss 1 pressed upon her lips, and asked her to be my bride. 

Ciiours. 

She was horn tn old Viririnia, she's a d.nmliter of the South. 

With eyes Just like luT native skl'-s. j.early teetli and tempting mouth; 

ihe was a dre.am of yoiutilul beauty, and I'll love her evermore, 

r'or the faire-«t jjirl in all the worlil lived on old Viru'iiiia's shore. 

Many years have i>ass«'d since that day when she promised to be mine, 

■\Vhile siaiKliiiLT by the old church wall, tlie bells did sweetly chime. 

Then lite seeuied briixht and .ioyful with that dear uirl by liiy side, 

Forsheliail made me haiipy. when yes she softly si^thefl. 

But now alone as sad 1 stand in thai same old cliurciiyard. 

For my loved one she has passed away, and here lies beneath the sod, 

My love for li»'r it is the same. 1 hniii for her dear tace: 

I'll love her while life mav last, no one can take heni>lace. — r/(or'/(i. 

PROMISE THAT YOU'LL WED ME 

UseJ by priiiiw-ion of Lminlioinf Mii«ic Co. Copyiliilii. IS'js. by J. \ . Liiiighoriie. 
WoriU by Hrorvt" A. S..rt.)ii. MuhIp by Kobt. E. Wliittemure. 
I lo^e a little maiden yoiiii',; and fair. 
Her Voice is like a ueiitle sunmier breeze. 
'.- ■ . For other irirH. alas: 1 do not care. 

Hut her my one ambition is to please: 
We .[uarreled. but i met her. beneath the starry skies; 

That shed foruive me not 1 was afraid: 
But as I t(eK';;ed birtfiveiie-is. a liuht shone in her eyes, 
. That encouraged me, and then to her 1 said; 

C'HOIU s. 

Oh. my sweetheart. I love \ou. 

Give liie your promise darlinir. l)elieve me. for I will be true; 

Don't cast me aside, dear. what«'er you may do; 

Promise that you'll wed me. for 1 love but you. 
Oh, tell me do you k>ve Jne as of old. 

Is there love'in voiir pure he.irt for me? 
Sweetheart, as your littU- hand I hohl. 

So vou hold my future destiny: 
Oh. do not keep me waiting, biir wlilsjier. " I love you." 

As I sjH)ke thus, my sweetheart softly sighed: 
And as she gtMitly wiiis|H'ied. in the.-^e "words »o sweet and true. 

To all my vows of love she then replied: 

, CllOUfS. 

• Oh. my sweetheart. I love you. 

I'll ulailly wed you -dearest. t)«lleve me. I t»i>e.ak tiut those true. 
Sweet Words that come in love from my heart; 
- '- . ,i . , Wed me. and in life we lU'Verniore shall part. 

SPORTING SAL 

Used by permitwlon of La^kIi'Thh Mnxic Co. ('"pyrlKbt, 189S, by J. V. LAiitcborne. 
;, . Wolds l.y J. v. Iv(iiik.'liorn«. Mnxlc by Joliii J. Qiaf. 

',,,.■. Listen, coons, and about her I win tell, 

; De lielle of the cake walk, she am deacl swell, 

...V She am a tritle feverish, an' sure as yer horn, 

■.';' ^ She's de onllest gal what for me has a charm: 

, ! . ' Take warning, niggers, don't try to cut a dash, 

'.*,-'.- If yer gets fermilyer. coon, meat 1 will slash, 

r.V , ■ I'se a bad nigger when my blood gets warm. 

■ r. '.",-, Keep away from SiKirt in' Sill, or I'll do yer harm. 

;'V ... C'tioKiS. 

• , • BIv Sal. she am to me de dearest coon gal. 

- -, ': My heart goes flip flop when at her T gits a sight; 

Niggers, don't pine for dis yeller gal of mine. 
'" • For rs« marry in" her one day next Tuesday night. 

'■''.., 1 first met her In de corn field. 
' ; .' De kind nuxm lent us his bright light. 

■ '' ^ An' though I am a little cloudy-colored, 
. ' ■ My Sally she am very bright, 

. ;■•- She was so sweet an enticing. , '■ 

As she was standin' right dere, ' ' 

.; / ., Pat words of luv I said to her. 

Wid none but ears of corn to hear.— C%ort<#. 

; ./ ' At ev'ry dance around our town. 
■:■■'.:■■'■ It am dead sure dat my Sill l>e found, 
jV -, De coons dey come from far and near 
• ■ : r To see the togs what Sally do wear; 
Klondike diamonds are the go. 
And dein Sal w^ears. do liecome her so, 
Dat when we whirl In airy maze. 
My Sportln' Sal am In a blaze.— C" honn. ,. : 



I WISH I OOULD SEE MOTHER NOW 

CopyrlKlit, IRM. I)y Pole lUufrhley. Wonl« and Munlo by Pole Rau^rbley. - ' '. • 

There's a moss-covered cot that Is li -er 

Than a mansion would l»e to me. 
Twas the home of my dear oltl mothei. 

And the place I am longing to see; 
Poor mother has died since I left her. 

She rests with the atigels, I trow; 
I know slie Is happv in heaven. 

How I wish I could see mother now. 

Chorvs. 

I wish I could see mother now, as she once fondly kis.sed iny brow, [now. 
I'll meet her some day. In heaven I pray, how 1 wish I could see mother 

I rememlier the days of my childhood. 

And the pleasures I had when a JKiy. 
And the mem'ry'of my dear old mother 

Hrings back to nie iii;iny a joy; 
In fancy I see at the window 

My de.ir mother's f.-iir wrinkled brow. 
Ami I cherisli the . advice she gave me. 

How 1 wish I could see mother now.— C//orwi. 

Tis years since I left her to wander. 

Alone o'er this wi<le World to roam. 
How often I've wislied for my moiiier. 

And a sight of that once dear old home; 
She told me the day that I Ictt her. 

To iihvays be holiest and true. 
And remeniU-r, my iMiy. while you're wand'ring. 

Your mother's the Ix'st frieuu to you.— c7t«»«*. 

You're All Right 

AS FAR AS YOUR MONEY GOES. 

C'pyriiflit. 18%, liy Harry T. C'luk. W.n ili an. I .Music liy Hurry i\ Uuok. 

M'hile strolling out the other night the sights to see, 
I met a dashing girl, ami tins she said to nie: 
'"Ah: there, my ileal", will you jfo out just for a lark 
This pleasant evening, as 1 strolled on thfoiigh the park. 
We'll take in the sights, for evci\\ imdy knows 
You re all rigiii as far us ,'our money" goes." 

';.IORf9. i 

Boys, this is wliat she s.rtid f" me in her winning way. 
*• Keiiiember When out f r a .ark. for iik-.isures you'must pay. 
So cheer up. my boy. for -v'ryboiix knows 
You're all right as "far as y ur money goes. ' 

Such sights did I see. and u.h things did I hear. 
While going the rounds wi*h Mils dashing dear. 
We willed and We <iined. ;:t -.iich (jueer places did call, 
The wine, it liowed freely. s*> did whiskey and all. 
Such Were the sights I ;aw. every iKMly knows 
You're all right as far as jour money goes.— 6'/(0»"#. 

I went rolling home with an elegant Jag on. 

(iot up 111 the morning with a doiil.a- head on. 

Not a "iiic " in my piK-ket to get a tlrink on. 

Not a friend to leiul me a dime on 

The rollicking go<Ml time I hail, it plainly shows 

You're all right as far as your money goes.— t7(0»-M«, 

Now all you young men that are going out for a lark, 
beware of this young blonde that you'll meet in the park. 
While going the naiiids. and the siglits to see. 
Sh»-'ll take you in tow and lueak you as she «lid me; 
It's one t)f the pleasures you pay ior. eveiyliotly knows 
Y'ou're all right as far as your money goe.s.—c/i(/»'/c. 

PRETTY EYES OF BLUE 

Copvrittlit, 1896, by Harry K C ■■■I;. !!> Hurry F. Cook. 

Do you rememlHir parting at the gate* pretty eyes of blue; 

And the promise then you mader 'twas: • I love you. Ill Ix^ true." 

The stars were shining brightly, and the m<x)ii was smiling, too. 

As we stood at the gate, and 1 stole a kiss from you, 

'Twas the happiest mipiiient of my life, "tis true. 

The sweetest girl is my pretty eyes of blue, . 

Chorus. 
Oft In dreams do I behold thee. 

And thu^e pretty eyes of blue. 
How 1 long to sinootii those gohlen tresses. 

And kiss those lips of clierry hue. 
»*" ' pi"ess you to my heart, as In days of long ago. 

.\s we stood at the gate and 1 stole a kiss irom you; 
'Twas the happiest moment of my life, "lis true. 

The sweetest girl is my pretty eyes of blue. 

Fond recolle<"tion brings to me more dear, pretty eyes of blue; . 

And the songs you often sweetly sang to me long ago. 

As we strolled hy the briwkside. and we courted in the twilight. 

For you and I were lovers then, as we walked side by side. 

Little did 1 think that we must part, 'tis true. 

From you, my own darling, pretty eye» of blue.— 6V<om/». 

Recall fhose unkind words, my own, my dear, pretty eyes of blue; 

That makes us strangers now. though once we were lovers true. 

The vow that thou hast broken dear, will surely break my heart. 

And from you. my darling, I can never, never part, 

'Twas the saddest moment of my life, 'tis true. 

When we had parted, my pretty eyes of blue.— C/'o»f/«. i 

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My girl ain't much to look at, she ain't no dream, 
r - ■ She can't sing like an angel, Ann Elizer Green. . .; ' ' 

'■.•■' But wheu she hears the "rag time " she cant keep still, ; •'• 
!: ':. '^ Her nerves commence a-junipin' she gets a chill— well, 
)':■} . \ Her eyes begin a-shinin", her cheeks get red, • : 

■^- Her feet commence to shuffle, she shakes her head, . 

:" ;■ ; And when she starts a-dancin' she's the real thing; 
V ■ '" I can't keep still no longer, I got to sing:— Well— 

Choris. 
My Ann Elizer, she's a surpriser. a tantalizer, she's in the whirl. 
And ill advertise her, my Ann Elizer, she is my "rag-time" girL 

I tof)k her to a party last Sunday night, 
' , , Where all the coons were dancin', ended in a fight. 
There was a veller feller from Tiionipson Street, 
S.iid that he had a baby no wench could beat— well, 
1 l)et on Ann Klizer all that I had. 
When she got through adancm' that coon looked sad. 
He lrie<l to grab the money, I carved him deep, 
I sang this song to him as he went to sleep:— Well— ckoi-ui. 

WHEN I RETURN WE'LL BE WED 

Copjrljflit, 1»98. I.y E<lw. M. Koiiiii»kv * nron. 

Sliect muvio |>ii>ili!<lif<i l>y E<l" . M. Koiiiiisky ,« I<r..s . Troy, N. T. 

WurilKaiid iiiimiu by Su-iie K,.iiiiiHky. 

It was just before the battle, tlie troops were ordered on. 

And a Soulier with his sweetheart l)j- his side 
Were both praying for liis safety and that he might soon return, 

And live ill peace and comfort with his bride. 
They would suoii have lieeii wedded had he not been called to arms. 

And It made the jiarting all the worse to bear. 
But he said, " >[3' country calls, so well be wed when I return. 
Let US hope twill be the answer to our prayer." 

CnoKis. 
" When I return we'll be wed," 

Those were the last words he said. 
As he shouldered his musket and marched along. 

Perhaps to be soon with the dead. 
But her sweet smiling face cheer'd him on, .. 
• - Though her heart sank within as lie left. 

And long In her meiury there lived that farewell, 
"When I return we will 1)6 wed." 
In the thickest of the battle, amidst the shot and shell. 

Stood the soldier with the br>\est ot the brave. 
When upon them came an awful charge, and with the rest he fell. 

While sti'Uggling for his country's tiag to save. 
As his comrades gathered 'round "iilni, "tell my sjveetheart " were his 

"Tell her gently, for too soon the nev/sslie'll learn," [words, 

.\nd then, as his soul took flight, he whispered while they raised him up, 
"Tell her well bo wed as soon as I return."— C'Ao/m*. 

A WOMAN LOVES 

('..|Mrltrbt. 1X97, bv rhiliti KtihS'l. WordMiiid .Mu^ic by Pliilip KusmL 
Dont leave me, dear, in anger, for surely you'll regret. 

Now that my time is drawing to a close. 
How often have you told it. you loved none else but me, 

Tho' now your life is tilled with bitter woes. 
All through our married life you've l)een the idol of my heart; 

Your love has been to me my all in all, 
A'ou surely must have loved nie. or else I've been deceived. 
Tell me ere I go beyond recall. 

Choris. 
Jor when a woman loves, how plainly does she show It, 

Nothing in this world can take her love away; 
^nell work for you. she'll lj<'g for you. and yes I know she'd die for you. 
For when a woman truly loves her love will stay. 

When you had wealth and plenty, I entertained your friends. 

And made all men iiay homage to your name. 
And after, when niisfortune swept all your wealth away. 

You always found my love was just the same. .- 

None had a l>etter right to make the man that I loved best 

(io forth and show that work was not a shame. 



Did I not also help you until I lost mv health? 
Tell me that you love me Just the same.— W 



Chorut. 



r..,,yrlirlit, ITOit. by Lyon * Hf-aly. 
Written uiiil C^otnpuHed by B GUIwrt. 

There's a pretty little gal all mine. 
She's so elegant and sweet all de time — •:' 

Fer to marry her I'm sighin'. ': 

An' at times I feel as if I was a-dyin'. 
Now she lubs to hear me sing, yes sne do — 
An' to play upon de banjo, too, ' - 

Fer I've a song, a luWy song. 

Which 1 sings to her de whole day long. *• . 

Rkfrai.n. 
Susie ue, do lub me true. 
Darky boy is berry fond of you; 
■ Meet you. honey, in de moriiin'. 
; Wen ae birds ain all a-callin' Susie- ue, mah Susie-ue^ 
Susie, usie, usie. usieue. 

Rao CnoRrs. 
Oh, Susie tie, do lub me true. 
Darky l)oy is very fond of you. 

Meet yer, honej'. in de mornin' ,' ' , • 

Wen de birds am all a-callin' . , 

Susie u», mah Susle-ue; ; 

Susie, usie, Susie usieue. . 

'Mong de honeysuckle all day long. 

Hark : de bees are hummin' idere wild songs — 

From de cabin comes loud singin'. 

Darkies voices thro' de old plantation ringin', . ; . 

An' dere's gwine to be some fun ober dere, - • 

Dat will make de odder nigger boys stare, 

Foi massa's gwine ter make her mine; 

I'se so happy dat I can't help crying-. — Ilef rain. 

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BELLE OF HONOLULU 

CopyriRht, I8t8, by J. Doniiraii. Eiiteivd at Slationero' Hall, London, Enff, 
Worils and Mu«lc by L«<« Johnixm 

A high-toned gal has won me, a belle of sweet sixteen. 

She is the swellest gal I've seen, this Honolulu hula queen. 

For style and grac« ma lady is ev'rything that's swell. 

She is a dream, this Honolulu belle; 

When she goes bj-, the ladkis sigh, de coons all wink delr eyes; 

And when ma gal goes down de line, the natives they all cry.* 



♦Spoken.— Well, what <»o they crj't (This can t)e introduced at ♦, beforo 
chorus, by orchestra or singer on stage, if desired.) 

Choris. 
She is a dream, ma Honolulu queen, the sweetest girl that ever was seen; 
She is divhie, this hula girl of mine, she is the belle of Honolulu. 



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Next Easter morn I'll wed her, this Oriental queen. 

Den wedding liells will sweetly chime, and with ma bride I'll fall 

.Ml dt»cked in orange blossoms, and silks and s<itins tine; 

She'll soon be mine, this hula gal divine: 

De choir will sing and chant a hvniii when I put on de ring: 

And when 1 march out with ma"l)rlde, the natives they will sing: 

— LhoruM. 
A high-toned girl has won me, a l)elle of sweet sixteen. 

She is the swellest girl I've seen, this Honolulu hula (jueen, ■ ■ . 

For style and grace this lady Is everything that's swell. 

Site is a dream, my Honoliilii l>elle; 

When she goes l)y the ladies sigh, the swells all wink their eyes; 

The natives shout when she goes out, and this is what they cry: 

~ Uhonu, 
Next Eastern morn I'll wed her, this Oriental queen. 
Then wedding l>ells will sweetly chime, and with my bride I'll fall In 
All decked in orange lilos.soms.'and silks and satins line. [lin©» 

She'll .«(Kjn be mine, this hula girl divine. 
The choir will sing and chant a hymn when I put on the ring; 
And when I march out with my bride, the natives they will sing:— 

— C''Orn$, 

A Farmer Never Can an Actor Be 

Copyritfht, 1897, by Smith Piano Co. 
Words by Fie<l lolin. MiikIo by John A TlioniaK. ' " '. 

John Reuben fnun the country thought he'd t(» the city go, ,, \ , 

" I'm tired of the farm." said he, " I'm going Ui jum a show. > \ 

A real live actor I will Ije, my fame it sliall resound ' 

"Oh, what a fool." the neighl)ors fsaid, "no bigger can be found." 

So to an actor's boarding-house in the city U<'iilK'n went. 

The show-folks guyed him all day long, he didnt mind a cent. 

" I'm looking lor a good soubrette witli me to do a turn."' 

They introduced him " Polly Jones," and from her he did learn: 

CHORfS. 

" *' First, you stand up on your head like this, ' ' ■ •• ; 
- . :- .;■ To the audience wave a little ki.ss, , ... 

. 'Waltz upon your ear, 'way back to the rear. 

Turn a summersjiult, but don't you miss, , .;- 

Then you do the hutschi knt<-hl dance, ' . 

Make a 1)0W or two at every chance, ' '■ 

Tell a funny gag. and dance the buck aiid rag. 
That will be an act of whii-h we can brag." 
Then she told him she would like to dine, 
Reul)en SJtys. " lets have a iKittle of wine: " 
Then She blew him and made him si»end his tin, 
'Till for the farm that jay did pine; 
On the train, next tlay, Reuben did flee, 
" The old farm right (piick I'm going to see. 
Home is good enough, but you l»et she was hot stuff," 
A farmer never can an actor be. 

A short time after he got home, thei-e came the county fair. 

And ev'ry farmer that could go. .soon hurried to get there. 

Now Rpul)en he was one of them, he brought the folks down, too. 

And told them to enjoy themselve.s, while he'd the llve-st^x-k view. 

The gambling tent attracted him, he watched the wheel go 'round, 

" That business is an easy one. no l>ett<«r can Ih' found." 

" A gambler I would like to be, for that my heart do«'s yearn;" " 

So he went up, spoke to the boss, and from him he did learn: 

Chorus. 
"First, you get a sucker on the string. 
And to your room you hint willliring. 
And then when you play, things will come his way, . .■■ 

For a little while y(ni let him win, ' -\ 

Then when you thiilk he has won enough, • 

Just you start to make a g(K)d big bluff. 
That's the way to win. to get all his tin, 

For he'll weaken. .Tiid you get the stutT; ' -^ 

Now I'll show you how the trick is done, ' 

We'll start a little game, but just for fun." ,• 

Said Reuljen, "dont you fret. Ill make a little bet. 
If for my money I can get a run." . ' 

Soon the jay he held of .'ices three, 
' " "I'll bet you all I've got if you'll agree: " 

' - Then the gambler shoWd a flush. 4 poor Reuben made a rush — 

A farmer never can a gambler be. 

Now, Reulien got disgusted, "I'll settle and stay here. 

They cant do me wheti I'm at home, there ain't no con. men near," 

A farmer I will live and die. for that is good enough, 

I'll raise my cows, and sell my wheat, though country life is tough." 

Election time was coming nijar, excitement reigned supreme. 

For Congress they put Reuljen up, he felt as In a dream. 

" Now there's the thing that I've longed for. I Irnow not how to turn; 

And then he met Senator Smith, and from hfoi he did learn: 

V ■ CuoRts. ■/. 

"First, you've got the crowd to organize, 
:- In the papers you must advertise. . -. 

Then you hire almll, give the crowd a ball, 
^, ;■ Make them think (ui you there are no tlies; .. 

.'".■,. Spend your money free at ev'ry place, 

Forthegangthegrowleralwayscha.se. 

Be up day and night, always keep in sight; 

Then you'll have a show to win the race." 
" ■;■• So poor Reuljen hustled through the town. 

You bet your life he done things go<jd and brown: 

His money It did flow it was a holy show 

Why, even his watch he put in pawn. 
• -: Election day came, sunny, bright and free. 

" This is the day on which III honored be." 

That night, in a minute. Reuben found he wasn't Id ttf 
f, A farmer can't a politician be. 



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TRUST HIM NOT I My Dream of Love 



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The Fortune-Teller Said. 

Copyrluht, WW, t>y Victor Kleiner I'o. Ei.k.'lii>h copvriitht seriired. 
TbailM by John Allen. Wurdf by Monroe H. Rosrnfeld. Muaic by Alfrad So 

While a mntlier sat one evening by th* fireside. 

Came lier pretty daughter liome, and to her said: 
"Oh: my heart is aching, mother, I am lonely. 

For I know he's faithless, we can never wed. 
I've Just l)een to the fortune-tellers, mother; 

She read the Inmost secrets of my heart. 
And when I turned to leave her she was weeping. 

As she whi!»pered that we must forever part:" 

RKfRAI.V. 

**0h: tnist him not :" the fortune-teller told me, 

"Oh: heed him not: youU find lie Is untrue. 
For in the past he vowed he loved another. 

But he was false to her, as he's to you: 
Oh: turn away, fair lady, heed my warning. 

For yunfler in the valley of the dead 
There sleeps the one whose centle heart he'd brokad. 
Oh: trust him not:' the fortune-teller said. 
"I can ne'er foryet her aii^nish. dearest mother. 

As slie rose with totfrini: f<K)tsteps and drew near. 
Then she Kissed away the ulitt'rinx Kold I jfave her. 

While she >jraspe<l n>y arm, an<l 1 drew hack in fear." 
"Ton dart- not we<i him: " shrieked the treml>lini{ woman, 

"I l>eK you K<>." she screanieti in accents wild, 
"For she who's fileeping silent over yonder 
Was my child, the tortuiie-teller'sbniy child: "—lief rain. 



Copyrljtlit, by Victor Krvnwr Co. Wonl* and Muiitc by Joho Allen. 

I've a secret, Masrcrie Darlinir, that I'd tell to only thee. 

For I love you, MatfKie Darllnj;, youre the dearest one to me; 

There's not a morn wht'o I awakf but I whisj)er o'er and ')'er 

Thy sweet name, o Maggie Darliiip, which I worship more and more. 

C'HORtS. 

Maggie, tell me that you love me. whisper soft the story f)ld, 

Tellnie. dearest, sweetest darling, that your love will ne'er grow cold; 

Let me hold you closer, darling, lay thy soft, white hand In mine; 

Take my heart, O sweetest Maggie, s^iy that you will give me thine. 
Birds are singing, Maggie Darling, in the wrmdlands sweet and clear; 
They are telling. Maggie Oarling. of our love that is so de;ir: 
When the star-beams druj) their silver, we will stroll along once more. 
And 111 whisjier, Maggie Darling, that sweet story o'er and o'er.— t'Ao. 

SWEET LITTLE ROSE McGEE 



Copyrliflit. 1899, by Victor Kr«mer. 
I by Juhn Allen. Music by Alfred Solman. 






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In a Bide street of the city, such as often yon may see. 

Where boys and girls do pjiss away the time, 
Tliere lives a dainty maiden, just as sweet as she can \i^ 

And I hope sfime day that I can call her mine. 
. Each morning on the trolley she goes down to work so Jolly, 

For her little heart is always light and fre*«; 
Xhe boys declare they love her, and thev say tUere Is no other 

One-half so sweet and fair as Rose McUe«. 

(*Mbttt'iS. 
V She's my sweetheart, is my little ROsev 

Just like sunshine wherever she goes. 
There's no lady, even of high degree. 
Can equal or be compared to sweet little Rose McGee. 
8he may smile and talk to others, yet I know she loves but me^ 

And it makes me feel so happy all the time. 
When we go out together all the neighbors then agree 

That the day is near when 1 will call her mine. 
I've savetl up lots of money, and I'll give It to my boney 

On the happy day when we will wedded l)e. 
And then my little fairy, with the step so light and airy, 
Will change her name to mine from Rose McOee.— C'AofUj. 

When You Learn to Love Too Late 

CopvHirht, 1899. by Victor Kn-mer. 

■, Words by John Allen. .Music by Alfred Sulman. 

I Sit and dream alone of you, . 

And of those happy days gone by. 
When we walked in the wo<Mdlands gay 

Before we Siild our last "gixKl-bye.'* 
Could I but see your face once more. 

And hear again your voice divine, 
- • I'd falter, love, at your feet. 

And humbly ask you to be mine. . 

c:iioRis. 
I>ear heart, I learned to love too late; 
Alas: it was my cruel fate. 
My whole life liow Is tilled with pain. 
While for your love I long in vain. 
^ My heart is thrllleil with deep regret, 

■•:■ . .- My hol>eless love I can't forget. 

Sweet dreams alone make bright a cruel fate. 
When you have learned to love, to love too latel 

The days were bright when you were here. 
No cloud oliscuretl the clear blue sky, 
7: The air was hlled with melodies 

■. .' : Before we said that last "gooil bye," 

\., . The birds sang out your dear, sweet name, 

'~ . Down by the little silver stream, 

• But now another claims your heart, 

" And life to me seems one sad dream.— C'^orttf. 

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Copyrliflit, lfl»9. by Vl~t<ir Kreiner. 
Wuids b> Juhn Allen. Music by Ueu. Sulilelirartli. 

My dream of love, when first we met among the woodland flowers. 
The nightingales were calling you throughout those Iwippy hours: 
They tilled my soul with music sweet, while stars shone bright above^ 
And your dear head lay pilhnv'd soft on my true heart of love, v 
And your dear head lay pillowed soft on my true heart of love. 

Chorir. i . '^ ' 

I told the sweet old story then, that ever will be new. ' ' 

While ev'ry new-lKirn violet perfumed the air for yon; 
I kissed your golden tresses, dear, while night-winds sighed above. 
And <). I whisjiered softly then. ' You are my dream of love," 
And O, I whispered softly then. You are my dream, my dream of love. 
Though years have pas.sed, we'll walk again, with hearts so light & gay. 
And see the lovers pass along that well-rememl)ered way: 
They'll bring sweet mem'ries back on<-e more, of happy days gone by. 
When nightingales were calling you In-neath the stJirlit sky. 
When nightingales were calling you beneath the starlit sky.— c/iorug. 

Pickaninny's Lullaby 

: Copyright, 1*98, by The Novelty SoiiK Pub. Co , Chl'-ago. 
NVvrdskiid Music by Getirife W. Ua|;». 

Tain't no timefer singin' now, quit datdancin' on de flo', ' 
All you darkies go en' take de ole ban.io, don't yer pick it yere no nso'. 
Sun's done gone en' said " good night," stars am iM'ginnin' fo' ter peep; 
You— all gals en' boys,goen' quit yer noise, pickaninny's gwinetersleep 

CHORfS. 
Hush; htish; hush; hush: hush: hush: 

Swing high : swing high : when de ev'nln' breeze begins ter blow. 
While de moon am clim'in up de sky. swing, swing low. 
Now de (Tickets begin ter " cheep." en' de shadows am growin' deep. 
En' pickaninny's gwine ter sleep, bye, low, bye. 

All de world seem mighty still, now de davtime work Is done, 
Yoner on de hill I hear (le whipixx)rwill sing his gotxl-iiiglil to de sun. 
Darkies out on de lag(K>ii. big ole moon 'wav up in de sky. 
Hear dat iKinjo ring, hear deni darkles sing, pickaninny's lullaby.— CAo 

A HERO ALL FOR LOVE 

Cupyriicbt, 1898. b) Victor Krenier. Words and Music by Ragley A. Uobaon. 

Within a dreary prison cell a young man sat alone. 

And in re|)entance siidly bowed his head. 
As once more he recalls the smiles of one who was his own, 

Wlio now, jierhaps, was mourning him as dead: 
One month tiefore he'd forged a note, and thereby did obtain 

The nee<led wealth to make her his for life; > 

A criminal thev held him now, ids heart near broke with pain. 
Unknown to her who was his promised wife. , 

Chorcs. ' 

For he did It all for love, for one he loved dearer than life. 
Tho one sweet girl he fontilv wished to make his loving wife; 
With thoughts of her, his loved one, as fair as the sunshine above. 
'Midst dangers and strife, he risked his young life— a hero all for lov©. 
The scene is clianged: the prisoner now, with other heroes true, 

Is fighting to defend his native hmd: 
£.scaping from his prison cell, he's donned the soldier's blue. 

And desix'rate is the task they have on hand; 
Uiwn the gory battlelleld all danger he defies. 

And by his hrav'iy wins undying fame. 
The pardon that awaits him now he deems a worthless prize, . 
Compared with her whose love he now can claim.— c'Ao/'i«. 

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Alatiama's black crowd got a feelln' 

Quite i)roud one dav last .\ugus'. 

An old parson got vexed in his camp meetin' text 

And advised them to be converted: 

A coon named S;tm (Jreeii got excited 

And was seen to hug a widow. 

Much trouble was a-V)rewin', 

All de wenches was a stewln'. 

When de parson got up an' said: 

*'I>ook hea: yo: Sam (ireen. apologize, 

Yo'.se gone too far to-night. 
If yo' refu8«>, I'll take off dese religious shoes. 

An' dere'll lie a reg'lar (Jospel flght, 
Sam grabbed a razor an' veiled out, 

'Come on, vo' long-faced card:' " 
When dey got through Sam Green's corpse was In vl«w. 

An' de parson was er prayin' hard. 
Trouble over, dis is what de darkeys sang: 
Razors fly In', hoe-cakes fryin', 

(Jospelness to beat de band. 
Parson prayin'. souls a-savlii', 

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FROM GOING 'ROUND 

; . . Cor.viiiflit. 1899, l.yThfKiilckerbookei Music Co. 

Wonin liy willj. lUnliiittii. Mti»ic l>y Kivd II) lands. 
That k'iil <'t mint' s!it> is a iwM-ftvt lady. 

If HVi-r lady bn-ai tit's th.- hrtMtli oflife. 
Ami sonic (lay wiiKii I (irt>aiM tlin-t^ liirkv numbers, 

I h>>i)f to make rliat vainislit-d iidl.- mv wife. 
But Willi inv cucua i>t>arl 1 mix witli troiilile; 

We liavf our little laltiiij;si.nt von sec. 
Ami ilieii I wants to paint tlin air liriu'lit crimson. 

When slie tlirow.s tliis awful bin l>um-sliell at me. (Well) 

ClIOKIS. 

You don't stop tti»' world from '..'oimf •round. 

You wonlil not l>c missed lietieaili tlie gruund; 

I'll admit you're one liiu'li-stepper. 

But you're Hot as dot as |H'p|)e!'. 
< )tiier liees witti honey ran li.- found (Well, I don't know). 

You don't weiu'li no lifteeii liiiiidretl pounds; 

1 iloirt see no eliain that Ireeps niu bound; 

Younieall rljilit latt tor money. 

Let me tell yon. Mister Sonny. 
You don't stop the world from jjoing 'round. 
She tells ine th.it my manners are jK?rfectlon, 

.\nd that my style is really sassasliav. 
1 don't know what that me;ins. ami slie don't either, 

Tliat'.s why such thing's she always likes to say, 
She tells iiie I was cut out for an artist: 

I ifitess they cut me from iiti eli'ny tree, 
iBut don't 1 iret an .-iiipetite for trouble 

When that lii^'h Invil, toasted lilly says to me: {WeWh—Chonif. 

THE WIDOW'S DAUGHTER KATE 

Cui'j"Kl't. '>>•'' ''y I ^\ Iiil4"i«<>ii. trrf Ijrn ('"iivrlifht BtcureU. 
WorilK nnd miiKic- by Kiclinid li. Ilaiicli. 

A liiuli-toiied It Isli lady is the widow of .lim O'Xeal; 
Aiitl she lias a precious treasure that I inteml to steal. 
Tho' tliievinu''s not my business, ami tlio' I'm not insane, 
I'm under hypnotic Iniluence. and theretore not to blame. 

C'HORI s 

Two eyes so blue, a heart so true, a wealth 4if itolden hair; 

Alula form most iH»rlect tias this treasure rare; 

I've plami'-d a <leep conspiracy, and .lust as sure as fate. 

The first rhance I ixet 1 intend to steal tlie widow's daughter Kate. 

Somehow Katie learned my secret, and she whipered to me last eve 

That she'd iiisi as soon be stolen, providiii'.: I'm ttie thief. 

To a iK'.it and co/y cotiaue I'll bear my prize ,»way; 

In my heart 1 will" keep her a prisoner, forever and a day.— CAon/i. 

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I'se l>een pestered with a iii::trer that's a-foolin' 'round my Hannah, 

A ble;iciiH(l out yaller .Maliama dude; 
He's l)een strnttiii' 'roiiiid the i|u.irters with an overbeariu' inannah, 

.\n' upon my i:;U's atTectiuns he's been trvin' to intrude. 
'Pears to me that jtal is taken with his style, and thinks of shakln' 

Her iKiby witii that coon to steal away; 
My love for hei's so Zealous, it makes me mighty jealous, 

An' 1 look into my Ilaimah's e> fs an' say: 

Ciioiirs 
1 Just wants to tell you. honey, if yon'se sjoln" to throw me down, 
I'll take a irreat bin'^un aif institute a funeral in dis hyar town. 
If you accejjts liat yall.-r niiiirer, he'll be apt for to lose his life. 
And you'll Ik." his widow on the day y'>u become his wife. 

I have loved my Hanii iti d"arly. an' jierhaps I've loved her blindly. 

But now 1 wants p. know it I'se lier man; 
Biiu-e shf's s»'eu that other nii;i;er, she's »H?en treatin' me unkindly, 

.An' tlie reason for her civolne.ss 1 is botin' to tinderstan'. 
. Since that other coi >trs been snejikin' ''rouiul.her love It seems to weaken. 

An' if 1 tlml she's ywine to throw me down. 
The coons will hold a session in a funeral pri>cession. 

To escort that iiitr>;er s carcass from the town.— <7/W'/». 

YOU USED TO LOVE YOUR BABY 

BETTER'N YOU DO NOW. 

, Words unit inii.''(c by K O. I't- Witt. 

CopTritfht, 1R09. i^y Krclier, V(>(jler A Co. F^iu'lixh cMpjrljrlit secured. 
I'm a haviu" •nnfr trouble with ma family 'fairs 

For to drive most any man ins.ine. 
For Icaii't tindout what iscausiii'suchacoldne68 

From ma l).il>y. ma '>laudy Jane; 
She used to love me truly, 
' ; *f 'anse slie done tole irie so befo' 

; .,' An' when all dis trouble 

'•'. A-comes a siieakin' in m.a do' 
• I feel I'm titled to an explanation 
./ Why I'm caused So much vexation. 

So it's no mo' den rinht for me to say: 

C'HORIS. 

You usrtd to love yer baby l)etter'n you do no"w; 
Say wliat's de tise of all dis yere continual row, 
I've tried ma best for to treat you right. 
-; ■ But you done got aciin' like yon was white. 

You usetl to love yer bjiby b»'tter'n you do now. 
' ' Don't I tote you "round to all <le colored affairs? 

Don't 1 do all any man can do? 
.. ' ? ' Don't I come home early? Aint I ree'lar In ma habits? 
Didn't I «iuit all ma crap jr?>mes, toor 
■; BecaiVe you said you lovetl me; 
Ju«»t like you always used to do. 
But dar's happenin's lately 

That makes me b'leve you aint so true, 
An' I'm askiu" you for an explanation, , ' 

■^^'hy I'm caused so much vexation; ' 

An' I demand an answer when I 'ay:— CTlcru*. 



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Words l.y I'i.ftT IliirUinir Mimic by St»'\ p PorWr. 
Copyilttlit.lHW. by KiiickerbooUrr MuKicCo. 

The dear, dead past is ever in my heart, love, 
Wlieie we oft roamed together, hand in hand. 

We vowed tliro' life that we would never part, love. 
The h.'ippiesi juir of lovers In the land: 

Thro' all these weary years of grief and pain, dear, 
• My love's remained the same as on that day, 

Tho' I may never see your face again, dear. 
Believe me, I am truthful when I tmy: 

CUOKCS. 

My love's the wiine. tho' years have fled, 
'Twill ever Ih'. tho' yours Ih' dead. 
Tho' you may never liear my name. 
As in the past, my love's tlie same. 

Another came and won you from my side, dear. 

You sjiid our dream was o'er tiuit we must part, 
I left you then III anger ami in pride, dear. 

Anil tried to tear your image from my heart; 
111 spite of all mv efforts to forget you. 

My thoughts are all of v(Ui, by night and day; 
Alt ho' mv he.irt is tilled with sad regret, dear. 

The mein'ries of the past still bid me say:— Chontt. 

'TIS BEST FOR US TO PART 

Cxpylirht. IIW. by lviiit.-knrbockfr Munir i;o. 
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She thought, jH-rliaps, that slie would never see his face again; 

You s;iy f liat you'll come li;u'k, de;ir .N'ed. lo claim your bride s( 

-Mid I will never ce.ise. my love, foe yoiir return to |>ray. 

Voii tell nm we're too poor to wed, tii wait just one slu^rt year; 

I trust that you'll forgive me. Ned. t>ur, oh. 1 sadly fear. 

You'll learn to loveaiiother m that land so far aw.iy; 

It grieves me. but I feel 'tis right these list sad words to say: 

OiioRrs. 
'TIS liest for us to part. I know, although my heart will break. 
There's nothing in this world that I'd not do for yout dear sake. 
Then cliLsp me in your arms once more, 'tis time for js to part, 
I'll keep tlie mein'ry of ihatjklss foiever In my iie.iit. 

They then parted, and he left lier, in di.stant lands to rojim. 

And" loi' awhile he often tliouglit of her and home, sweet home; 

In just one year he did return, but not to claim Imt hand; 

ile'd learned to love another in that far^irt' distant land. 

lie told her all the bitter inith. then to hei- tlie-i- words said. 

If you .still hold me to my vow. with von alone I'll wed, 

Slie gently took his hand in liers, then turned her head away. 

As tears of .sorrow tilled her eyes, he heard lier soltly say;— ( Aoru#. 

MY SUNNY SOUTHERN HOME 

Co|iyii(flit. ISJii. by KiiK'ki'ibiioloT MiiKir «'... w.n.ia nnii iimaic by Koirer HaraiiiK. 

I'm thinking of the day. when a iMiy I u.sed to play. 

Along the Sualiee Kiver's shore. " r 

And my eyes oft till with tears, when I think of bygone years, 

.Vml friends 1 loved in hai>py d.iys of yore. " ■ 

There is no place on this e.iith. like the dear liome of my birth, 

.\s o'er the world 1 ever s;idly roam. 
Mem'ry's all that's left to me, yet V<\ give the world to see 

The old folks in my sunny Souttieririiome. 

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My tumie, my home, my dear old Sunny Southern home, 
Where the oriole and thrush 
Thrilled their siiys at morning's blush. 
In the woo<lland. ne.ir my sunny Southern home. 
My sweetheart Knlalia. dearer than life to me, 
Lies sleeping ne.-ir the Suaiiee Kiver's shore; 
IttiTi thinking ot the day when I lieard her sweet lips say, 

I love you. 1 am yours I'oreverniore; 
Once acain she s by my side, .md my heart is tilled with pride, . 
As o'er the old plantation we lioth roam, i 

Then I wake to tind it vain, and I'll never see again } 

My sweetheart and ni\ sunny Southern Xioiuv.— Clwfvf. 

SWEET LENORE 

Copvilirht. 1S99. by Ue... W CUikf 
Word' Olid M11.11C \.\ ('liiitl>-« Alilw'tt and liit/,-ii I!. Jidiusoii. 

One tiright summer's eve. as 1 strolled by th.e sea 

Willi one whom I loveil to have by my side. 
My heart thrilled with .joy as she whisi'iered to me 

of the day drawing ne.irer, when she'd be my bride. 
The moon slowly over the water did rise. 

All nature seemed happy and gay. 
And as 1 gazed into her pfettv blue eves. 
These words to my sweetheart I softly did say: 
t'lioRia. 

Sweet Lenore, 'tis you I adore, ever I'm thinking of thee; 
Whisper those sweet words o'er and o'er, and siivthat von really love me; 
Name the day when wedded we'll lie. and from me you will ne'er pact; 
And you will e'er Iw to me my own true wife and niy sweetheart. 
The years quickly pass<M| In our sweet wedded life; 

Our love still remained the same as of old. | - 

Tho' we had urown gray without sorrow or strife; 

An<l it seemed as tlimigh our love would never grow cold. 
At twilight we'd stroll tiy the lonesome seasihore, 

.Vml watch the sun's l.ist golden rays; 1 ' '• 

I'd look to the sweet unturned face of Ijenore, I 

And then to my darling thew words I would say:— C%wii«i 

To-day all alone by the seashore I r(»am; 

The shadows of evening silently fall: 
Lenore has passed on to her heavenly home. 

And oh: how 1 long for tlie days past recall. 
The moon's soft U-ams jiiay on the water again. 

The waves moan their soft plaintive lav; 
My thoughts now go Itack to the time th.it hart l)een. 

When unto my darling these words I did say:— CVton/n. 

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CoprriKht. U99, by Ilowley, HaTiland A Cii Entrllsh copyriiclit i-ei-ured. 
Bv K*rl K>-iin>-tt A l.yn IMhII. 

I have known a sooro of niaiilt'ns whom I tlioncht were jierfeot quite, 

An<l some whom I dfemeil even sniiiethiiiK more; 
There w;is Rose and Kate and Mcilly. each in turn wa3 my delight, 
' For I tlioiiirht eacli fairer than tlie one hefore. 

Alttjou;:h 1 loved them dearly anil I love th<*m dearly still, 

And ever to their memory Iiii true. 
There's a diffrfut charm al«)iit you, and deny It tho' you will. 

There will never be H yirl like you. 

Rkfrain. 
There may be eirls as pretty, just as witty and as smart; 
There may Ih> Kirls as loyal, .lust as lovinu and as true. 
But there's something dear alK)Ut you that has whisjHjr'd to my heart, 
Tljere will never, no tliere'll never lie a Kill hke you. 

The' I cannot quite explain it, and 1 know not where It lies, 

'Tls with you, love, wlierever you may l)e: 
In the music of your laujrhter. in the sh.vne.ss of your eyes, 

Ft>r the pure a"nd tender heart you trave to me. 
In years that lie before us. tho' we may drift tar apart, 

■^'ou 11 tinti me ever loviny, ever true. 
And I never shall foryet you. for I know within my lieart 

There will never be a Kirllike you.— A?/'/«i/i. 

TWO SWEETHEARTS OF MINE 

Copyright. 1S97. hy J. C Ciro*"!!.- .* <o. WonU hy E P Moraii. Milnlc by J. Kre<l Iloif. 

A crowd of younc fellows one niu'ht at a club 

Were tellihir of sweethearts they hail; 
All of them .lolly except im: one youth. 

And he seeiMed downhearte<l atid sjid. 
"Come, Ned. won't you .ioin us." his comrades then asked, 

"For surely some ijirl has loved you: " 
Then raising his liead, as proudly he siiid, 

" Why. Iioy.s I'm in love with two." 

ClIORI s. 

" One has liair of sll v'ry gray, the other .iust like pold. 
One is any anti yonthtnl. wliile the other s lient and old; 
Btit dearer tliaii life are both to me. and from neither would 1 part. 
One is my mother,(i(Kl bless her, I love her. the other la my sweetheart." 
?Iy sweetlii'art, you see. is a poor working girl. 

Hut still I'm iletermilled to wed; 
5Iy father sjivs. ■• No, it can never lie so, 

(Jo marry an heiress instead" 
I've won mother over, she knows how it is. 

When father met her she was pxir; 
She says. " Ned. dont fret, she'll lie your wife yet. 
Father will consent, 1 am sure."— t'At//'/*. 

Since Mary Harris Went to Paris 

Copyrlfrht, 1897, by Spnnlilinir * Gray. Entered at StatloiifiB' Hall, London. 
Wiirda and MuhIc by Win. B Oray. 

A ^rl named Mary Harris said she'd like to Visit Paris. «» 

And her father, who's a millionaire, said. "Daughter, we shall ro." 
Both brii;ht and happy hearted they were when the ship departed 

For the land of sun and flowers, which .Napoleon worshU)ed so; 
They hadn't In-en in I'aris but a week, when .Mister Harris 

Said he thought it best for >larv if no longer tlier*^ they'll stay; 
Plrectlv home lie brouKhi her, M.'try sjiid he hadn't ouyliter, 

But the iieople in the village with a knowing twinkle say: 

C'lIORIS. 

{.jnce Mary Harris went to I'aris, oh. de.ir me; 
it seems .so straiiire that such a chance in her cotdd l)e; 
Before she left shed never heard the sayinir, irlass of lieer; 
Uut ask her now to have one, and she'll answer we uuissieur! 
A prm named Kate McCarty with her sister jiave a party. 

They Invited Mary Harris, who hail .just returned from France. 
They'd lots of fun and sin;rinjr. and a shout of joy went ringing 

Thro' the house when Mary Harris said. " Siip|M).*ie we have a dance." 
The Kirls began dehatinir and, without a moment waiting. 

Marv started In to show tliem how to dance the French Quadrille; 
Then kicking high and prancing round the room she went a-dancing. 
And tltoNgh all this happened weeks ago, the folks are miy ing still: — cho. 

I Can't Give up My Rough & Rowd'ish 



Copyrtcbt, ISM, by SpaiiliUi (c <t Oiay. Kiit-rt-d nt Hiutliiiera' Hall, Londou, Eag 
Wor*l!* and niu^ic by (tfo. Orabani. 

My name l.s "Rastus Johnson, I'm known for miles around 

As the very toughest nigger that is in this town; 

1 rai.se all Kind of trouble at a picnic or a ball. 

I make all de ci>ons stand back. ft)r I can skeer dem all; 

When I gets arrested, one policeman can't take me. 

To get me to the station-house, it takes some two or three; 

And when dey outs me in der jail, why I don't feel so sore. 

For jail is just like home to me, for I've been dere before. 

Choris. 
I can't give up my rough and rowd'ish ways; 
. I supjMwe I'll be der same all of my days; 

And wherever I di>es go, de people dey itil know 
I can't give up my rough and rowd'ish ways. 

I went to a camp meeting. It was the other night, 

And I only went dere just to raise a tight; 

De preacher ht) was preaching as hard as he could preach. 

When 1 took out my razor and cut eVry coon in reach. 

De brothers and de sisters, dey all hollered long and loud, 

Wheti I saile<l right in again and (^leaned out de whole crowd; 

De preacher says: " Now, .Johnson, why did you behave dat way? " 

I only looked up at him, and dese words to him did say:— * horut. 

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OLD JIM'S CHRISTMAS HYMN 

O'i'jriKht, IKM. b> Si>'<uldlMi{ A 'JiHy. K'ltrird at SiatKinen' Hall, Liiiidoo. 
WiirJiia'-l MiiHlr !.» Will B Or»y. 

Old .Jim was a character, well known ;ilH)ut the town, 
Frotn singing in tlie village church be'il gaiii«il a great renown: 
To hear him sing each Sunday morn, to church the giHMl folks came. 
Hut siKin he drifted downward to a drunkard's life of shame, (away. 
Though years had passed since jHM>r old .lim from church had strayud 
He told the juirson he would sing that coming Christmas Day; 
When Christmas can>e within that t hunh there sat in every sect 
A sjuldened heart wlien Jim arose and siing so soft and sweet: 

ClIOKI s. 

RiK'k of Ages, cleft for me, each eye with tears was dim; 

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, that was old Jim's Christmas hymn. 
Christmas days will come and go. and so will Christmas hymns, 
But never will there l>e a song to e«|ual that of Jim's; 
The song of •• Ri.K"k of .\ges" ail thro' life had lieen his choice. 
For when a child 'twas taught him by his dear old mother's voice, ' : 

Within those sjime oUl .sjicred walls, in Christian songs of praise. 
His voice had oft been heard iH'fore. since early childluKHl days. 
But sweeter tar than ever it was now to that great throng. 
When gatheretl therein Christmas morn, to hear Jim sing his song;— r/to. 

THE BUCK FOUR HUNDRED 

CopyriKbC, 1997, by Spaiihliiitf ."t Gray Kui»-iril at St«ti'iii«?ni' Hall, L.i>nd<in. 
W..rd» aiKl Mu"ir by Irvlnx J.iiim. 

There's a cluh calle«l Black Four Hundred, it's composed of dead swell 
It's hotter than th«Skidmi>re(iuards, or thetirderofFull M>h)iis; [coon& 
'Vou'U M-e the latest styles and fashions when these coons parade. 
They lay all other ciHUi clubs III the shade; 
■^'ou miist wear jiearls and diamonds if yim want to \)f: In line. 
You've got to lie a hot coon, and your clothing must lie tine. 
And when those ciKins turn out oh Emancipation Day, 
On the corners you will hear the wenches s;iy: 

CnoKi s. 
See the Black Four Hundred a conUng down the street: 
Now. don't those coons Uxik hot as along the street they trot? 
If you listen, you'll hear the kinkey-headed wenches say; 
The Black Foiir Hundre<l are on jiarade tonlay. 

If you want to lie a memlM>r. you must lie an aristocrat. 

You must wear patent-leather shoes, and a great big lieaver hat; 

For drilling and i-akewalking, why, our equals «'an't be found. 

The white folks s;ty we're the hottest coons In town; 

We're going to give a picnic and we're liound to have a crowd. 

Because Unh guns and razors on the grounds will U; allowed; 

We're going to give a grand parade, quite early in the day, 

Uix>n Fifth Avenue you'll hear them siiy: — t'/"// "». 

EVERY DAY AT THE STATION 

CopyriKbt, 1897, by Caiirttui, CaTana«ch Jt CV>. VVonlnaiKl Muali- by Ouute L. Oarls. 

At a little niilroad station sits an old man ev'ry day. 

Waiting as tlio' he exjiected some one from the far away. 

And at night he homeward totters, with a teardrop In his eye. 

To himself he Sillily murmurs, she Is coming bye and bye. 

Now l)ereft of all liis reason, with a sister lives alone. 

When a young man made a fortune, built a mansion of his own; 

But his fondest Imiies were shattered, when a message came one day. 

And the mem'ry haunts him ever, tho' he's feeble, old and gray. 

Choris. 
Every day at the station he waits and waits in vain. 
Watching the many faces that iia.ss on every train; 
Who can it 1h» that'he sighs for from morning till eventide, . 
Every day at the statior. he waits for a promised bride. 

Listen. I will tell the story, o'er and o'er it's tolil each day. 

How when young he loved a maiden, were engaged, the jwople say; 

On the morning of the wedding went to meet her at the train. 

But a message handed to him broke his heart and wrecked his brain; 

Thus it read: "The train has InH^n wrecked that was bringing you your 

My (iod, have I lost my darling: this the man then sjidly cried, [bride." 

Back to home then kind friends leil lilm. wlie<-e the wedding fea.st was 

Ev'ry day since then he's waited at the t-talioa for the dtjiid.— t'/n'. [spread, 

MR. JOMWSOM 

Copyiiiflil, ISm, by Frank Hioiliiiir. Wor.lx and MiKc by Itfii U. ll»riiey. 

T'other eb'nlng when eb'rytlng was still, oh. balie. 
De miKin was climbin' down behind de hill, oh, babe; 
T'ouglit eb'rylMxlv was a sound asleep. 
But a old man a John.son was a on his beat, oh, babe. 
1 went down Into a nigger crap game. 
Where de coons were a gambling wid a might and malr 
T'ought rd a be a sport and lie ilead game; 
I gambled my money and I wasn't to blame; i 
One nigger's jKiint was a little, a Joe, ' 

Beti in' six bits t'a quarter he could make de four; 
He made that jKilnt, but he made no more. 
Just den Johnson Jump'd through de door. 
CuoRts. 

Oh, Mr. Johnson, turn me loose. 

Got no money but a good excuse; 
Oh. Mr. Johnson, I'll lie goiKl. 

Oh, Mr. Johnson, ttirn me loose; 

Don't take me to de calalKxi.se; 
Oh, Mr. John-son, I'll be good. 

Late de other eb'nlng when the sun was down, oh. babe: 

1 went down on old man Johnson's chicken farm, oh, l)al)e,' 

C'llmlied in the chicken loft on my knees. 

Was a halt way a through when the chicken sneezed, oh, babe. 

I'll tell you. If you will only keep still, 

'Bout a mile and a half from Louisville; , 

I am so nerbous dat I can't keep still, I' 

When I think about It I can feel a big chill, 

A big black coon was a lookln' fer chickens. 

When a great big bull-dog got to raisin' the dickens; 

De coon got higher, de chicken got nigher. 

Just deu Johnson opened up Are. 

CHORfS. 

I got no chance for to he turned loose. 
Got no chance for a goo<l excuse. 

Oh, Mr. Johnson, I'll lie good; 
And now he's playin' seben eleben, 
'Way up yonder In the nigger heab'n; 

On, Mr. Johnson made Dim good. 



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