American Old Time Song Lyrics: 44 Jane My Bonnie Jane
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 44
JANE, MY BONNIE JANE.
Copyright, 1894, by The New York Music Co.
Words and Music by Charles Graham.
Our fam'ly's acquainted with one down the street,
They came here together from over the sea;
I'm sure, nicer people you never could meet.
But one of them's all the attraction to me.
She's the youngest of three and she's pretty as well,
The neighbors all worship my bonnie sweet Jane;
She won my heart long ago-how, I can't tell,
I've told her love's story again and again.
Jane, my bonnie brown-eyed Jane, you are my only girl;
Between you and Ann and big sister Fan my head's in a terrible twirl.
Jane, Jane, you drive me insane, you know I can't marry three;
I'm sadly afraid you'll die an old maid, if you don't elope with me.
Her sisters can only be sisters to me,
I've chosen the one that I love for my wife;
When Jane and I marry with me they'll agree,
I'm sure in our home there will never be strife.
Her father and mother think Jane far the best.
And they'd like to keep her till some future day,
But Fannie and Annie can stay home and rest,
When Jane is of age this is what I will say :-Chorus.