NELLIE(The Welcome at Our Home)
Copyright, 1894, by Edward A. Saalfeld.
Words by Thos. Scanlan. Music by Theo. H. Northrup.
Strolling homeward, happy in love and sunshine;
Thinking of her whom I love so true, my heart's first love divine,
My own true sweetheart, Nellie, my bright-eyed darling,
The fairest of all the fairest, my little bright-eyed queen.
Nellie, my little darling, my fairy queen;
Nellie, as cute and airy as e'er was seen;
To me her eyes tell a story of love that is all my own,
The sweetest of girls will greet me, and welcome me to our home.
Nell, my sweetheart, mine, and I'll ever love her:
Bright glossy curls and two dimpled cheeks, and brown eyes that look so sweet,
So cute and coy is Nellie, my little sweetheart,
She runs to the gate to meet me, with heart so gay and tree.-Refrain.