American Old Time Song Lyrics: 35 The Gallant Knights Of Old

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THE GALLANT KNIGHTS OF OLD.
Copyright, 1891, by Chas. F. Pidgin.
Words by Chus. F. Pidgin. Music by Fred A. Jewell.

To-morrow morn I give my hand to one I ne'er can love;
A grandee proud. none in the land can hold their heads above;
He's rich in land, he's rich in gold, but still it is a shame
To link my youth with one so old, though with an honored name;
To link my youth with one so old, though with an honored name.
The gallant knights of old, who wore the plumed casque.
They would not see a maiden sold, did wealth her parents ask;
They love of woman placed far 'hove the reach of gold;
The charms that lovely woman graced belonged unto the bold;
The charms that lovely woman graced belonged unto the bold.

But fam'ly ties, they all tell me, must conquer thoughts of love;
My heart may break, but I must be just like a turtle dove.
I'll marry him, this aged man, but in my heart I'll keep
A corner pure, which Cupid can find entrance to and sleep;
A corner pare, which Cupid can find entrance to And sleep.
The gallant knights of old, etc.

This grandee old will droop some day beneath increasing years;
But when he's gone I'll find a way to stop my falling tears; (
A widow young I then shall be, possessed of name and gold.
If suitors come, they can't wed me, unless they're knights of old; .
If suitors come, they can't wed me, unless they're knights of old.
The gallant knights of old, etc.

Nay, do not think I've heartless grown, And mean my husband ill;
But When to gold a heart is thrown, that heart must die or kill.
The price is paid, my heart must die, my life must be a blank;
With one I loved I'd gladly fly, forsake both gold and rank;
With one I loved I'd gladly fly, forsake both gold And rank.
The gallant knights of old, etc.
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