American Old Time Song Lyrics: 51 I Told Them That I Saw You
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 51
I Told Them that I Saw You.
Copyright. 1898, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by George M. Cohan.
You all have heard the story of the girl who ran away,
And how she met her schoolmate 'midst the city's throng one day.
"Just tell the folks you saw me," that was all the maiden said.
One day she got a letter from her schoolmate, and it read:
I told them that I saw you, they want you to come home;
Their hearts are aching for you, while far away you roam;
The old folks still adore you, they soon from as must part,
So come home, Madge, before you break your dear old mother's heart.
Then came the thoughts of childhood to this girl once bright and gay;
She seemed to see her mother in their cottage far away.
She thought of happy schoolmates, and the life she should have led,
And while she pondered there a tear fell on the note, which read :-Cho.