American Old Time Song Lyrics: 49 You Keep Your Promise Jack And I'll Keep Mine

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

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You Keep Your Promise, Jack, and I'll Keep Mine.
Copyright, 1895, by Jos. Morris.
Words and Music by Robert Cohn.

She sailed away on a summer day, the wind blew fresh and fair;
Her eyes were blue, so sweet and true, and golden was her hair;
I watched the ship receding, until far out at sea.
Then faintly I could hear the words come ringing back to me:

I will return, love: think of me as thine;
You keep your promise, Jack, and I'll keep mine.
I will return, love; think of me as thine.
You keep your promise, Jack, and I'll keep mine.

Will she return again to me? Will she her promise keep?
'Twas hard to see her sail away, across the briny deep;
We parted here upon the shore, my heart was filled with pain;
Though now I'm sad, I will be glad when she returns again. Chorus.

Long years have passed and I've been sad, the ship had made her run;
While standing on the shore one day, I heard a signal gun;
It was the ship, the same old ship that bore my love away,
And as she drew in near the shore, these words I heard her say:- Chorus.
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