American Old Time Song Lyrics: 44 Anothers Wife Is Nellie

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 44

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Copyright, 1894, by Lewis H. Ross & Co.
Words and Music by B. H. Janssen.

The church was filled, the organ played, all else was hushed and still;
Then down the aisle came bride and groom, and soon was heard, "I will."
Near where I stood, out by the door, just then I heard a moan;
Surprised I turned, for I had thought I stood there all alone.
Behind me, dressed in well-worn clothes, I saw a man in tears;
As bride and groom came up the aisle he quickly disappears;
Into a recess then he hides until they pass again,
And when I stood close by the wall I could hear very plain:

"God bless you, Nellie, love of long ago;
May you know but sunshine, wherever you may go,
Joyous as thy wedding may thy whole life be,
Only grief and sorrow now remain for me."

I heard his tale, the saddest tale that tongue has ever told.
"I do not blame her, she was right: no, no, sir, not for gold,
For I had that, and plenty, too. and that alone I blame;
It caused the loss of ev'rything, my loved one, home and name.
To-day. alas, I know it all; to-day, alas, I see-
If I'd but taken her advice, what might have been for me;
But friends and wine and cards I loved, I could not keep away.
My Nell is gone, another's wife" -and then I heard him pray: -Chorus.
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