Copyright, 1894 by T. B. Harms St Co.
Words and Music by Chauncey Olcott.
in that little brown cottage that stands over there
Dwells my sweet Kitty Mahone;
With her beautiful nature and soul full of love,
Oh, she has my heart alone.
If ever you met her, oh, then you'd not blame me
For loving her as I do.
For who, in this world, has ever been known
To resist love that's tender and true.
Oh, Katy Mahone, I'm yours alone;
Why keep me waiting for you?
Give me your heart, as well as your hand.
And I'll keep It safe for you, Katy.
Now, time may change all things, but never my heart.
It will remain the same.
And be not like the beautiful snow when It falls,
To go with the very first rain.
But more like the beautiful ivy that creeps.
As around the old ruin it springs:
Time cannot efface it, or lessen its love.
For the older the closer it clings - Refrain.