American Old Time Song Lyrics: 47 Pretty Rosie Kelly
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 47
PRETTY ROSIE KELLY,
Copyright, 1895, by Widmer-Stigler Music Pub. Co.
Words and Music by C. C. Miller.
There's a girl named Rosie, who is driving me wild;
Her father keeps a grocery, she's an only child;
When I call to see her, on a Sunday eve,
Her mother has to tell me when it is time to leave.
Pretty Rosie Kelly, she's the girl for me;
Like the flower from which she's named, as pretty as can be;
She has set my heart on fire with her winning smile;
I will have no peace on earth till I call her mine.
Ah! she dearly loves me-I can plainly see
That she is in earnest and not fooling me;
But her Pa says she's too young to think, of beaux just yet;
She's eighteen, and I am waiting to claim my pet.-Chorus.