American Old Time Song Lyrics: 52 Promises Forgotten

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

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Copyright, 1896, by Vorhauer Bros. & Co.
Words by Fred C. Vorhauer. Music by Will A. Vorhauer.

A handsome boy, a sweet young girl, the tempter plays his part;
He wins the trusting maiden's love, and with it her young heart,
But suddenly his love grows cold, she pines, then fades away;
It's just another ruined life, this happens every day.

Promises forgotten, the same old story o'er;
Her soul is cast In deep despair, in life there's joy no more;
He promised to be ever true, he said they'd never part,
But promises forgotten cause another broken heart.

An outcast on the streets at night, who's scorned by one and all,
And cast aside by friends at home, who's gone beyond recall,
If asked the reason of her plight, will brush away a tear;
And then, in tones of deep regret, this story you will hear:-Refrain.

A justice court, the same old scene, a husband and his wife,
Who come to break the bond that binds her heart and his for life;
She tells a tale of cruel neglect, of hours lived in pain;
Broken are the marriage vows, again this sad refrain:-Refrain.
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