I WILL BE YOUR SWEETHEART
Copyright, 1896, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by George M. Cohan.
Little Ned's eyes with tears were dim, he wore a look forlorn,
The children they wouldn't play with him, because his clothes were torn,
Their game they continued, as tears he shed, and watched with eager eye;
A sweet little maiden then to him said, "I'll play with you, don't cry."
I will be your sweetheart, with you I will stay;
Do not cry, you and I, together we will play,
From you I will not part, let the others go;
I will be your sweetheart if you'll be my beau.
Since that time years have passed away, Ned to a man has grown,
He's thinking of one girl day by day, the girl he'll call his own,
For soon a companion he'll have for life, as on the years have sped:
He's thought of that maiden thro' joy and strife, the little one who said:- Cho.