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VP_012031 Verse 1A letter now I'll write to Kate, the dear one of my heart, The girl who'll one day be my wife until we're doom'd to part, For she's the dearest girl in all old Ireland I know, But how can I write Mister Fly if you will bother so, Now little Fly if your dear heart were lost in love like mine, Why you would pity, not molest me with, this buzz of thine Chorus 1Now go away for goodness sake why don't you let me be, I'm writing to my sweetheart go away now don't you see, How can I write if you'll insist to fly about me so, Now go away oh, Mister Fly I'll catch you now I know. Verse 2Now there I told you that I'd catch you, you'd not list to me, wish it was my darling Kate, I held upon my knee, I'd hold her there so tight and fast and say before she'd go, My prisoner you'll have to be until my fate I know; But if she were to be your judge she'd quickly set you free, So for the love I have for her that will my verdict be
1 score (8 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
M. Witmark & Sons
Olcott, Chauncey, "Olcott's Fly Song" (1897). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 3599.