American Old Time Song Lyrics: 47 Tis A Little Golden Locket

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 47

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Copyright, 1894, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words by James T. Powers. Music by Gustave Kerker.

When quite a lad I loved a girl, a creature fair to see;
Her father was a wealthy man, and this he said to me:
"Leave home, and make your fortune, lad, then you can have my Kate!"
So she gave to me this locket, as we parted at the gate;
'Tis a little golden locket, I keep it in my breast,
In mem'ry of my darling, the girl I love best;
The face that's in it guides me and with it I'll never part;
I'll always keep this treasure from my own sweetheart.

Five years from her I stayed away, a fortune I had made;
I started homeward quickly, for my little one I prayed;
Her father met me at the gate, with tearful eye he said,
"I'm sorry for you, little man, our darling Kate is dead";
'Tis a little golden locket, etc.

With head downcast, I walked away, with a lonely, broken heart;
That great, almighty dollar made a loving couple part;
Although my life is hardened now, I always drop a tear
When I see this little locket from my darling Kale so dear;
'Tis a little golden locket, etc.
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