American Old Time Song Lyrics: 54 A Letter For My Boy

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 54

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Copyright, 1897, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Written and composed by Maxwell Silver
and Sydney Bernstein.

A mother, once fair, now bowed with care,
A post-office window drew near;
A letter she had to send the lad
To her so loved and dear,
Then to the clerk she pleaded,
Her eyes all brimming with tears.
And begged he'd address the letter for her,
And these are the words that be bears:

'This letter's for one I am longing to see,
One who is dearer than all;
I know that his heart is true to me,
No matter whate'er may he fall;
Tho' from his home years ago be fled,
He still is my hope, my joy;
So please address for me, she said,
"A letter for my boy."

The poor woman tried her tears to hide,
Her glance to him pleadingly raised;
The clerk asked the name, she told the same,
"Thank God!" he cried, amazed,
"You've found your son, dear mother;
I've sought you many a day!"
Then, clasped to her heart, he blesses the words
He heard those dear trembling lips say: - Chorus.
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