American Old Time Song Lyrics: 37 In A Little Sea Side Cottage

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 37

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Copyright, 1882, by N. Weinstein.
Words by George Cooper. Music by W. C. Parker.

In a little sea-side cottage there's a little maiden fair,
And she gazes o'er the billows, for her loving heart is there;
She knows her blue-eyed laddie now is sailing o'er the foam,
And the star that guides him onward is that pleasant cottage home!
'Tis a year since they were parted, but her heart tells he is true,
And how she longs to gaze within his eyes of bonnie blue;
So she watches with devotion while the stars are in the sky,
And her heart is ever singing when the snowy sails go by!

Bring my sailor laddie home from far across the blue,
Still for him I'm sighing, still my heart is true;
Birds of ocean go and find him, o'er the bounding sea,
Bear a kiss to him I love and bring one back to me!

To this little sea-side cottage came a letter from afar.
And it told her of the laddie who was life's own guiding star;
It told her of a shipwreck where the crew was cast away.
And the tear-drops dimmed her eyelids while she read with wild dismay!
Still her gentle heart kept hoping, and she watched from morn till night.
She gazed with longing on each sail that proudly hove in sight;
And she begged of all the sailors for a word to tell her there
Of her dear and absent laddie, while she sang in sad despair:- Refrain.

To this little sea-side cottage came a youth one sunny day,
And he tapped upon the window in the old familiar way;
His face was brown and handsome, and his eyes were bonnie blue,
And he gazed upon the maiden with a look so fond and true!
Then she thought he was a stranger bearing tidings of the lad,
Who 'mid the shipwreck far away had drowned and left her sad;
But he clasped her to his bosom, and he kissed her tears away,
While her happy heart kept singing, like the birdies of the May:-Refrain.
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