American Old Time Song Lyrics: 02 The Big Sunflower
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 2
THE BIG SUNFLOWER
There is a charm I can't explain,
About a girl I've seen,
My heart beats fast when she goes past
In a dark dress trimmed in green;
Her eyes are bright as evening stars,
So loving and so shy,
And the folks all stop and look around.
Whenever she goes by.
And I feel just as happy as a big sunflower.
That nods and bends in the breezes,
And my heart is as light as the wind that blows
The leaves from off the treeses.
As the day passed on, and we became
Like friends of olden times,
I thought the question I would pop,
And ask her to be mine;
But the answer I received next day,
How could she treat me so?
Instead of being mine for life,
She simply answered "No."-Chorus,
I went next day, dressed in my best,
This young girl for to see,
To ask her if she would explain
Why she had shaken me;
She said she really felt quite sad
To cause me such distress,
And when I said, " Won't you be mine? "
Of course she answered, " Yes."-Chorus.