American Old Time Song Lyrics: 45 When Daddy And Ma Were Wed

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 45

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When Daddy and Ma Were Wed.
Copyright. 1894, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by Edgar Selden.

Love spied a winsome lass, romping the fields in May,
And tried to win her heart; her answer was only "Nay."
"Love rules the world," quoth he: she laughingly shook her head­"Oh, that was many years ago, when daddy and ma were wed."

When daddy and ma were wed,
Love counted for more than told;
It wasn't a question of money then,
When the old, sweet tale was told.
But times have changed since then,
And oft' you'll hear it said,
The world has crown gray, in its own narrow way,
Since my daddy and ma were wed.

Then, like the butterfly, gliding from flow'r to flow'r,
Heedless of love's true worth, she sought after wealth and pow'r;
Soon then the tempter came, with subtle and stealthy tread.
Just as he did long years ago, when daddy and ma were wed. - Chorus.

But ere it was too late, love crossed her path once more;
Gladly she gave her heart to him whom she'd scorned before.
Loud rang the marriage bells, as love to the maiden said:
"We live again those good old days, when daddy and ma were wed." - Chorus.
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