DAINTY, SAINTLY ERICA.
Copyright, 1896, by. H. R. Basler.
Words and music by Eugene Ellsworth.
Oh, far away over in Sweden dwells a maid I long to see,
In a dear little garden of Eden, she is waiting there for me;
Her face and her form are both saintly, and her soul it Is the same,
With a neat little foot, ob, so dainty, and Erica is her name.
Dainty, saintly Erica. I love you,
Search o'er all America, there's none so true.
As my little Swedish lass, with her eyes of blue,
Dainty, saintly Erica, I love you.
Her parents are both of them wealthy, while my own are poor and old,
So far from her side I have labored till I now have wealth and gold;
I'll sail back at once to old Sweden, and I'll take a wedding ring
To her in her garden of Eden, And these are the words I'll sing: - Chorus.