American Old Time Song Lyrics: 47 Katie Only You
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 47
KATIE, ONLY YOU.
Copyright, 1898, by Spaulding A Gray.
Words and Music by Charles Graham.
John, with Kate and her sister May, on a Sunday afternoon
Wanted a sail upon the bay, they came to a boat-house soon:
Only one boat could they find afloat, and that one only held two;
Which girl should ride was for him to decide-he said," Kate, I think 'tis you."
Katie, only you! there's only room for two;
And you I choose, now don't refuse; you'll be sorry if you do;
Katie, only you! if you only knew
My joy and pride when by your side, as life we journey through.
John, so glad of the chance he had to ask Kate to be his wife.
Said, with a smile, "Why not, sweetheart, Bail with me like this for life?
You by my side on the flowing tide, of love and happiness, too;
Just one for me in the world I can see-my darling, 'tis only you." - Chorus.