"DON'T GO, JOE."
Copyright, 1897. by the W. F. Shaw Pub. Co.
Words and Music by John Bastlan.
Joe, don't wait but tell me, do, say that you love me, that will do,
If you will I'll promise true never to love no one but you;
Joe, I loved you long ago, but my hopes are getting low,
Many years I tried your heart, and now to think that we must part.
Don't go! don't got for you know I love you,
Don't go! don't Joel I can't live without you;
I implore you don't say that we must part,
For I'm the girl you said you'd wed and love with all your heart.
All I have to live for now is for that one and only vow,
Which you made a year ago, telling me then you loved me so;
After years of strife and woe. now you proudly turn to go,
I love you and you Alone, and when you leave my heart leaves, too.- chorus.