American Old Time Song Lyrics: 53 Stories We Read Every Day

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 53

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

Copyright, 1896, by Mitchell Publishing House.
Words and Music by Will E. Nankeville.

In this world of care and sorrow, oft-times sights will come to view,
Poverty, distress and sickness, dissipation, death comes too:
Things that seem to us so common, scenes that oft-times make one start,
Now and then we read the story of another broken heart;
See that widowed mother toiling all day for her children's bread,
Fondly cherishing the mem'ry of her dear, departed dead,
Sickness comes and then privations, then the landlord comes for rent,
When she tells him, I've no money, out into the street she's sent.

Life's story told o'er again,
With all its sorrow and pain;
Keep that motto In view,
Do to others as you would wish them to do you the same;
Oft a kind word now and then
Will help some poor soul on their way.
Beggars, hungry and poor, some will turn from their door,
Are stories we read every day.

There, before a judge and jury, sits a pris'ner, young In years,
Charged with theft by his employer, pleading innocence in tears.
Hark! the judge has called the pris'ner, come before me now, he said,
Where's your parents, asked his honor. There sits mother, father's dead;
Then the judge removed his glasses, as that mother rose and said:
"Please, your honor, show him mercy. Won't you sentence me instead?"
Your honor, said the prosecutor, the lightest punishment's two years.
Stop, sir; I'll discharge the pris'ner, then the court-room rang with cheers.
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.