American Old Time Song Lyrics: 52 Pictures From Lifes Other Side

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 52

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

Pictures from Life's Other Side.
Copyright, MDCCCXCVI, by Henry J. Welman.
Words and Music by Charles E. Baer.

In the world's mighty gall'ry of pictures
Hang the scenes that are painted from life;
The picture of love and of passion,
The picture of pence and of strife;
The picture of youth and of beauty,
Old age and the blushing young bride,
All hang on the wall, but the saddest of all,
Are the pictures from life's other side.

'Tis a picture from life's other side,
Some one who fell by the way,
A life has gone out with the tide
That may have been happy one day.
Some poor old mother at home,
Watching and waiting alone,
Longing to hear from the lov'd ones so dear,
'Tis a picture from life's other side.

The first scene is that of a gambler,
Who has lost all his money at play,
Draws his dead mother's ring from his finger,
She wore on her wedding day;
His last earthly treasure he stakes it,
Bows his bead, that his shame he may hide.
When they lifted his head they found he was dead,
'Tis a picture from life's other side.-Chorus.

The next tells a tale or two brothers.
Whose paths in life diff'rent ways led;
The one was In luxury living.
The other one begged for his bread;
One dark night they met on the highway.
"Your money or life! "the thief cried.
And he took with his knife his own brother's life,
'Tis a picture from life's other side.- Chorus.

The last is a scene by the river,
Of a heart-broken mother and babe,
'Neath the harbor-lights' glare stands and shivers,
An outcast whom no one will save;
And yet she was once a true woman,
She was somebody's darling and pride.
God help her, she leaps, there is no one to weep,
'Tis a picture from life's other side.-Chorus
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.