American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 The Little Musician
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 43
THE LITTLE MUSICIAN.
Copyright, MDCCCXCIV, by Henry J. Wehman.
Words by John Butler. Music by J. F. Mahony.
The little musician played the old songs that we loved in the days of yore,
And sweeter music was never heard in all this world before;
Her fingers ran swiftly o'er the keys, a fairy's hands were there,
And the harmony filled our hearts with love for that child so grand and fair.
The little musician played and sang with a genius seldom heard,
She had the soft touch of an angel and the sweet notes of a bird.
The little musician's face was bright and her voice was sweet and clear,
And the songs, so softly played to us, were beautiful to heat;
It seemed to till that this little child possessed the great master's art,
She played and sang with native charm that captured ev'ry heart.-Chorus.