Copyright, 1889. by Willis Woodward & Co
Written and Composed by Paul Dresser.
Papa loves his darling, baby don't you weep,
Sings a father to his child, as evening shadows creep;
Dry your tears, my angel, now the day is done,
My heart aches for you, love, but mamma ne'er will come.
Papa will watch you. darling, through the long, long years;
Heaven protect you. sunshine, who can resist baby's tears?
Papa's sad when baby weeps, eyelids drooping, now she sleeps
On a winter's evening, when my work is o'er.
Papa laughs with baby, and he rolls her on the floor;
Now the baby's lonely, wants mamma, you see;
Sleep for aye, and father alone, now lives for thee.-Chorus.