HER PARTING WORDS TO ME.
Copyright, 1885, by Willis Woodward & Co.
By G. L. Spaulding.
In a bright and cozy valley, where the merry birds in spring
Sing their joyous lays from song-land, joy and gladness with them bring,
Lives a pretty little maiden that I'd give the world to see,
Just to hear her sweet voice whisper her parting words to me.
When you are far away, love, braving the storms at sea,
Think of the little girl, love, waiting at home for thee,
Longing to hear you whisper that you will ever be
True to the heart she gives you her parting words to me.
Just a year ago we parted, I will ne'er forget the day
When she said, "Now don't forget me," as the proud ship sailed away,
And, now I'm bounding homeward, soon my little girl I'll see,
And I'll say I've not forgotten your parting words to me.-Refrain.