American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 We Crossed The Atlantic Together
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 43
We Crossed the Atlantic Together.
Copyright, 1894, by George E. Peters.
Words and Music by George E. Peters.
Arranged by Miss May E. Smith.
You ask to know how first I met sweet Maggie while at sea-
Deep in my mem'ry linger yet those days so dear to me:
On deck, one day, a fair, young maid stood weeping and alone:
I gently asked what troubles weighed-what loss did she bemoan.
Strangers at first, but lovers at last, we crossed the Atlantic together:
Happy are we, forgetting the past-all sunshine, with no cloudy weather.
When lovely Maggie becomes my wife, we'll cross the storm-beaten sea of life;
Love lands us ashore, quite safe as of yore, when w e crossed the Atlantic together.
The pretty maiden sobbed and sighed as tho' her heart would break;
Her father had but, lately died aboard the good ship Flake;
She was a lonely orphan maid, without one trusting friend;
I kindly proffered her my aid until the journey's end.- Chorus.
As time went on, we met again, quite warm our friendship grew;
Mere friends not long did we remain till we were lovers true.
The good ship brought us safe ashore, we parted for a time.
But soon we'll meet to part no more, sweet Maggie will be mine-Chorus.