American Old Time Song Lyrics: 56 The Little Lost Child

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 56

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Copyright, 1894, by Jos. W. Stern.
Words by Edw. B. Marks. Music by Jos. W. Stern.

A passing policeman found a little child:
She walked beside him. dried her tears and smiled,
Said be to her kindly, "Now you must not cry,
I will find your mamma for you bye and bye."
At the station, when he asked her for her name
And she answered Jennie, it made him exclaim;
"At last of your mother I have now a trace-
Your little features bring back her sweet face."

"Do not fear, my little darling, and I will take you right home.
Come and sit down close beside me; no more from me you shall roam;
For you were a babe in arms when your mother left me one day,
Left me at home, deserted, alone, and took you, my child, away.

"'Twas all through a quarrel, madly jealous she,
Vowed then to leave me-womanlike, you see.
Ob, how I loved her, grief near drove me wild."
"Papa, you are crying," lisped the little child.
Suddenly the door of the station opened wide­"Have you seen my darling? "an anxious mother cried.
Husband and wife then meeting, face to face-
All is soon forgiven in one fond embrace.- Chorus.
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