American Old Time Song Lyrics: 45 Katy Mahone
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 45
Copyright, 1894, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words and Music by Chauncey Oloott.
In that little brown cottage that stands over there,
Dwells my sweet Katy Mahone:
With her beautiful nature and soul full of love
Oh, she has my heart alone.
If ever you met her, oh, then you'd not blame me,
For hiving her as I do,
For who, in this world, has ever been known
To mist love that's tender and true.
Oh, Katy Mahone, I'm yours alone
Why keep me waiting for you?
Give me your heart, as well as your hand,
And I'll keep it safe for you, Katy.
Now time may change all things, but never my heart.
It will remain the same,
And be not like the beautiful snow when it falls,
To go with the very first rain.
But more like the beautiful ivy that creeps,
As around the old ruin it springs;
Time cannot efface it or lessen its love,
For the older, the closer it clings.-Refrain.