American Old Time Song Lyrics: 48 Dimes And Nickels

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 48

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Copyright, MDCCCXCV, by Henry J. Wehman.
Words and Music by Charles Fremont.

Katie was John's steady company,
They were happy as lovers could be,
Engaged to be married, the time was quite near,
Their young hearts were beating with glee,
But oft, between kisses, dear Katie would say:
"We must look forward to our wedding day:
This world is made up of sunshine and rain; "
And when John would laugh, she would sing this refrain:

"Dimes and nickels, nickels and dimes;
If we thought more of them, we'll hear of less crimes:
Now, John, when we're married, in case of hard times.
You save the nickels and I'll save the dimes."

At last they were married and settled,
In a nice little place of their own,
And a baby would call out for Papa, so sweet,
In the evening when John would come home.
When the Union declared the big strike at the mill,
John went out, with his dear Katie's will-
She says: "Do not fret; we laugh at hard times,
For you've saved the nickels and I've saved the
dimes." - Chorus.
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