NELLIE(The Welcome at Our Home)
Copyright, 1894, by Edward A. Saalfeld.
Words by Thus. Scanlan. Music by Theo. H. Northrup.
Strolling homeward, happy in love and sunshine:
Thinking of her whom I love so true, my heart's first love divine;
My own true sweetheart, Nellie, my bright-eyed darling,
The fairest of all the fairest, my little bright-eyed queen.
Nellie, my little darling, my fairy queen;
Nellie, as cute and airy as e'er was seen;
To me her eyes tell a story of love that is all my own;
The sweetest of girls will greet me, And welcome me to our home.
Nell, my sweetheart, mine, And I'll ever love her;
Bright glossy curls and two dimpled cheeks, and brown eyes that look so sweet;
So cute and coy is Nellie, my little sweetheart;
She runs to the gate to meet me, with heart so gay and free.
Nellie, my little darling, my fairy queen, etc.