American Old Time Song Lyrics: 37 Sweet Nellie Bawn
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 37
SWEET NELLIE BAWN.
Copyright, 1891, by Will Rossiter.
Words and Music by W. R. Williams.
Sung at Tony Pastor's Theatre
by John and James Russell.
Stroll through the meadows, cross o'er a stream,
You'll see my darling, she's poet's dream;
Soft flowing tresses, voice low and sweet.
None half so handsome, none half so neat.
Fair as the lily, fair as a rose.
She's as the sun-shine, wherever she goes;
I'm always lonely when she is gone;
She is my darling, sweet Nellie Bawn.
Yes, she's my Nellie, no fairer seen;
Life with my darling seems like a dream;
Eyes so entrancing, grace like a fawn;
who would not love her, sweet Nellie Bawn!
When we are married early in sprint'.
There'll be rejoicing, church-bells will ring;
And little Nellie, she'll be my wife,
And as a sunbeam all thro' my life;
Her way is simple, thoughts ever pure;
I will be happy forever, I'm sure;
And with my treasure now there is dawn;
My only darling, sweet Nellie Bawn.-Chorus.