American Old Time Song Lyrics: 41 The Faded Letter

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 41

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1893, by F. J. Tierney.
Words and Music by F. J. Tierney.

I found yesterday an old faded letter,
I received many long years ago;
It had lain all the time within a dusty drawer,
All forgotten by me, you know.
'Twas as yellow with age, the writing was dim.
The words I could scarcely see,
But I cannot forget the sorrow and regret
That this old faded letter bro't to me.

Never be too hasty, for sometime you may be wrong,
'Tis better to be sure and injure none;
When you're filled with ire, keep powder from the fire,
Right is might the world all round.

The letter was from a sweetheart that I worshipped,
And I'd heard he'd proven untrue;
I sent back his ring And all his pretty trinkets,
I tho't it the thing to do.
He wrote me and showed that I was in the wrong,
And prov'd that he was faithful to me,
But the letter went astray and during the delay
My faithful lover Jack was lost at sea. Refrain.

It reached me at last and told me the story,
And I tearfully locked it away;
It's lain there alone through all these weary years,
Where I found it but yesterday.
To read it again brings back to me the past,
And in memory I dimly see
The anguish of years, the bitter blinding tears,
That this old faded letter bro't to me. -Refrain.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III