American Old Time Song Lyrics: 38 A Letter
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 38
Copyright, 1892, by Willis Woodward & Co.
Words by Mai Fai. Music by Adam Geibel.
I sent a letter home to thee, between its lines Thou'lt read a tale;
A loving message from the sea, by carrier-dove And spreading sail.
Speed, sweet dove, O speed across the waters blue, bearer of my love, so true.
Speed, sweet dove, O speed across the waters blue, bearer of my love, so true
Then perched aloft on flowing sail, should storm presage thy ship to stay,
As messenger of precious mail-spread out thy wings und fly away.- Chorus.
Her lowly cottage seek by day, and serenade her dreams by night;
Her exiled lover far away fain would return In Loving plight.-Chorus.