American Old Time Song Lyrics: 61 Sweet Mabel May
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 61
SWEET MABEL MAY.
Copyright, 1897. by John Herbert Long.
Words and Music by John Herbert Long.
Divinely tall and graceful is the girl that I adore,
I love her more than any other girl I've met before;
Angelic is this maiden, little maiden, pretty maiden,
She is the fairest creature that ever I beheld;
And I would love most dearly to marry her some day,
The girls are rare who can compare with charming Mabel May.
Oh, Mabel May, sweet Mabel May, Mabel dear, thou art a flower,
Of beauty rare, there's none so fair blooms in the rosiest bower;
Oh, darling mine, brightest sunshine, thou'rt in my heart every hour;
E'en in my dreams do I see my fair queen, my dearest Mabel May.
If I had wealth and riches, I know well what I would do,
I'd build a golden castle, and with diamonds line it through;
And then I'd wed this maiden, little maiden, pretty maiden,
I'd take her to my castle, and there we both would dwell;
I know we'd be so happy, we'd live on wealth and love,
Twould be so nice in paradise with Mabel dear, my dove.-Chorus.