American Old Time Song Lyrics: 49 I Want To Tell You Something

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 49

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I Want to Tell You Something.
Copyright, 1895, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words and Music by R. K. Walsh.

A girl and boy, at play together, built a mansion in the sand;
One played lady, and the other master was of all the land.
Soon disputes-the rulers sunder-she in tears and he distressed;
Then he tries to mend the blunder, says, to rouse her interest:

"Say? I want to tell you something, maybe you would like to hear;
Let me whisper just this one thing-Don't stand off so far, come near!"
Then he tells his story shyly, gives to her a soft caress;
And she smiles In answer slyly, while she murmurs a sweet "Yes."

As years pass by, a maiden graceful grows, to look with love-lit eyes
For the time when visions blissful two hearts will realize.
he a stalwart youth, embarrassed, strives to speak the fateful word;
Hesitates, with doubting harassed, this is what the maiden heard: Cho
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