THE ONE I LOVE.
Dear little Jennie, pride of my heart.
Kiss me good-by, for now we must part;
Long ere the robins have flown to their nest
Far I will be from the one I love beat.
Kiss me good-bye and say you'll be true,
True to the heart that beats only for you;
And, love, remember, tho' far on the sea.
My thoughts will ever turn fondly to thee.
Jennie, my darling, cease your repining,
Banish those tears, oh, why do you mourn;
Tho' dark be the clouds, there's a bright silver lining
In the thought that ere long to you'll I'll return.
Jennie, my darling, why so forlorn.
Take you this ring which for years I have worn.
Treasure it. darling, tho' not of great worth,
'Twas mother's last gift ere she passed from earth.
She will, I know, from her home there above,
Watch o'er the footsteps of one that I love;
Kiss me good-by, then, and sorrow no more.
Soon I'll return to thee whom I adore.- Chorus.