Copyright, 1896, by the W. F. Shaw Pub. Co.
Words and Music by Eugene Kramer.
Oh boys and girls come listen to me, a secret I'll relate,
Concerning myself and all my friends, especially darling Kate;
Sometime ago I met this girl so charming and so fair,
Her cheeks are like the red, red rose and golden is her hair.
Katie, Katie, pride of my life, Katie. Katie, will soon be my wife,
Katie, Katie, lov'd not in vain, we're going to marry and part not again.
I ask'd to see her home one night, she gave me her consent.
And since that time oh what delight many happy hours we've spent;
I look'd Into her deep blue eyes and gave to her a kiss.
She soon will be my loving wife, oh, what a heav'nly bliss. Refrain.
We have no riches save our health and love, constant and pure,
We'll still be happy without wealth and care for nothing more;
We are both young and have time left la save up for a home.
And spend old age with same true love we've had when we were young.