American Old Time Song Lyrics: 48 Their Heads Nestle Closer Together

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

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1896, by Francis, bay A Hunter.
Words by Wal Pink. Music by George Le Brunn.

A garden, and in it an old apple tree,
Around which two children-a lassie turned three,
And t'other a lad of p'raps four and a half-
Are chasing each other, whilst gaily they laugh;
The maiden soon tires of the circular race,
For vainly she follows the lad in the chase;
His stronger legs make it an unequal match,
And he merrily mocks all her efforts to catch.

She cries, "Tommy, stop! "but "Tum on, Tate," says he.
"I s'ant, 'tos I tant run no farver," says she;
Then frowns, and her temper, 'tis easy to see,
Has nigh reached the length of its tether.
Then Katie breaks down with a plaintive boo-ooh;
Tom stops, and the tears are in Tommy's eyes, too;
She sobs, "Oo don't luv me!" He says, "Ess I do!"
And their heads nestle closer together.

A green lane, and in it two fond lovers roam,
And paint, in love's ardor, their bright future home;
Next Sunday's their wedding; 'tis Tommy and Kate,
But now, grown to manhood and woman's estate;
The sun has gone down far beyond the big hill,
Beneath which there murmurs the swift running rill;
The moon kissed the water in manner sedate.
And, force of example, Tom kisses young Kate.

The man in the moon at the fond couple blinks,
Then, very discreetly, behind a hill sinks.
Whilst gaily a star at their love-making winks,
And thinks, well, it's love-making weather;
His aim 'round her waist tells the tale of this bliss;
Then you hear the voices of both man And miss:
"You mustn't!" "I shall! "and then something goes [kiss]
And their heads nestle closer together.

A church-yard, and In It a tiny babe's grave;
An early wrecked vessel on life's cruel wave;
Their twelve-month old darling, their loved one, their all,
Now gone from this earth at the Mighty One's call;
A life of pure sunshine and joy had been theirs,
With smiling face meeting all trivial cares,
Till all hope was shattered, and sped in a breath,
And life's sun o'ershadow'd by dread cloud of death.

There, In that God's acre, they stand, he and the;
The sun veils its head, as though in sympathy,
And buried the light or their life seems to be
In that grave 'neath the wild-growing heather;
The mother's tears fall o'er her babe now at real.
The man clasps her tight to his sorrow-torn breast:
"Come, cheer up, my darling, 'tis all for the best,"
And their heads nestle closer together.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.