American Old Time Song Lyrics: 57 My Little Sweetheart Kate
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 57
MY LITTLE SWEETHEART KATE.
Copyright, 1897, by K. A. Parnum.
Words by W. E. Murray. Music by J. H. Parnum.
When I was but a little boy I met a maiden fair,
With pretty eyes of sunny blue and flowing flaxen hair;
And when we Journeyed home from school I'd linger by the gate,
And she would, promise me to be my sweetheart if I'd wait.
My little sweetheart Kate, my little sweetheart Kate,
Cheerful and pretty, winsome and witty, charming and not too sedate;
My little sweetheart Kate, with her I'd link my fate,
I haven't much money, yet life will be sunny, with my little
The sunny years soon glided by and Kate had reach'd nineteen,
While I a trifle more than twenty-three years bright had seen;
And one night while I held her hand Kate said she'd be my mate,
So evermore I will adore my little sweetheart Kate.-Refrain.