American Old Time Song Lyrics: 60 My Sweetheart By My Side
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 60
MY SWEETHEART BY MY SIDE.
Copyright, 1898, by John J. Hagan.
Words by John J. Hanan. Music by W. A. Kemp.
Falrmount Park in summer is a crowded thoroughfare;
I go there ev'ry Sunday to get the balmy air;
I always take my sweetheart, she's my intended bride;
You'd envy me if you could see my sweetheart by my side.
O! dear, I steer straight for the park on a Sunday;
Dudes, sports, all sorts, take in the park on that day;
Larking, sparking, I stroll by the mashers with pride;
How they envy me whene'er they see my sweetheart by my side.
in winter when the snow falls a change comes o'er the scene;
A beautiful white mantle then takes the place of green.
There, 'mong the many thousands, who o'er that mantle glide,
in a handsome sleigh I drive away, my sweetheart by my side.- Cho.
Of course, it's only natur'l for me to say that she
Is the sweetest girl I know, but with me you would agree,
If us you'd see on Sunday, you'd think the knot was tied;
'Tis a happy pair when I go there, my sweetheart by my side.-Cho.