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VP_012035 Verse 1Just to pass the time last night I took a stroll around the town, And my heart with strange emotion seem'd to beat;... I was lost in tho't as aimlessly I wander'd up and down, When an old, old friend of mine I chanced to meet,... "Why Jenny, is it really you? You look so pale and sad." She answered, as she drooped her pretty head,... "Oh, Jack, you mustn't talk to me. I'm ev'rything that's bad," But taking her aside, I gently said... Chorus 1Think of those who love you, Jenny, more than words can say, Your brothers and your sisters miss you more and more each day; Give up your wayward life, that's causing many hearts to break, And say you will return home, for your darling mother's sake. Verse 2Now, at these few simple words, tears found their way to Jenny's eyes, And she said, as we stroll'd onward side by side;... "Do not think too badly of me, Jack, but tr to sympathize, For you ask that which must surely be denied,... "Tis better far if we in this world never meet again. My only hope is that I soon shall die,... Just leave me to myself as all your pleading will be vain," But once I whisper'd ere we said, goodbye...
1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Feist & Frankenthaler
Trevelyan, Arthur, "For Your Darling : Mother's Sake" (1901). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 3603.