American Old Time Song Lyrics: 52 Dear Dorothy

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Copyright, 1894, by H. W. Petrie.
Words by Arthur J. Lamb. Music by H. W. Petrie.

Ah! sweet unto me is her name-Dorothy;
To me it is ever the same -Dorothy.
I hear it in the thrushes' son;, in murm'ring brooks it runs along,
The name that is the world to me-Dorothy, my love.

I am thine. Dorothy: thou art mine, Dorothy;
care not, love, when thou art near,
Thy presence doth my presence cheer:
And that is why I call thee dear Dorothy, dear Dorothy.

There's ever a light, where thou art, Dorothy;
The one guiding star of my heart, Dorothy;
Thy wishes shall my wishes he; where'er thou art there will I be,
For thou art more than life to me, Dorothy, my love.-Chorus.

Just Tell Them that You Saw Me.
Parody-Written by Wm. It. Havill

A tramp one day stopped by the way to get a bite to eat,
The tanner's wife was sitting by the door,
He said: "Dear Madame, will you please give me a meal of food,
I've walked and walked until my feet are sore."
She said, "My man has gone to town, and I am left alone,
But I will give you all you want to eat
If you saw some wood for me that lays outside the door,
Then you may stop und rest your weary feet.

I'll tell him that I saw you, and that you sawed the wood;
I'll tell him that I saw you saw the wood;
I know that he will thank you, for he is kind and good,
When I tell him that I saw you saw the wood.

When he had finished up his meat, he started for the door,
It made him feel so new, so fresh and good;
The farmer's wife she followed him, and tried hard to implore
This weary tramp to go and saw the wood.
She says, "What will my husband say when he returns from town,
I fed you if you'd go and saw some wood."
he said, "Dear Madame, tell him I did the best I could,
I went out to the shed and saw the wood.

Just tell him that you saw me, and that I saw the wood;
Just tell him that you saw me see the wood;
Just tell him that your beefsteak and pie was very good;
Just tell him that you saw me see the wood.
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