JACK, JACK, WON'T YOU COME BACK?
Copyright, 1897, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by Chas. Shackford.
The good ship sailed at the break of day,
And boatswain Jack kissed his young wife May,
But anxious fear filled her heart that day,
Lest Jack might not return.
Alas! 'twas true, and with breaking heart she sang this sad refrain:
Jack, Jack, won't you come back? my heart longs for you Jack;
Each night I think of you till my eyes dim with tears;
Only send me one line, say your heart is still mine,
Tidings I long to hear from my own Jack.
The years rolled by and his young wife May,
Still watched for Jack o'er the white-capped bay,
Till hope was crushed by the news one day,
That Jack would ne'er return.
Am! 'twas true, and with breaking heart she sang the old refrain:-Cho.