American Old Time Song Lyrics: 54 Back To His First Love

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

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Copyright, 1897, by Alb. H. Fitz.
Words by Alb. H. Fitz. Music by Jesse Campbell.

It is but a simple story, and one often told before,
Of a little lad and lassie, who were sweethearts as of yore,
Who for years had loved each other, when a change took place one day,
Jack broke his vows with Mary, with another ran away,
It was the same old story, and his love soon turned to hate,
His heart turned back to Mary, But now, alas! too late.
One night, as he sat thinking; of his future, once so bright,
A sudden resolution came to start for home that night.

Back to his first love, ne'er more to part,
Back to his true love, the girl of his heart,
Back to his sweetheart, with her childish ways,
Back to his fist and his only love, to the love of his boyhood days.

On that very night he started, with his heart so full of pain,
he would ask her to forgive him and to take him back again,
As he passed up through the village, all his friends now seemed so cold,
No welcome hand to greet him, 'twas not like days of old,
But soon he met a stranger-could he tell him of his May;
Not many weeks ago he said, the poor girl passed away,
Next morning when they found him, in a note he left, which read,
I've gone to join my sweetheart, good-bye was all it said.- Chorus.
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