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VP_013062 Verse 1Just fifty years ago I met you, dear old chum, And it was June when you became my wife. I knew I never could forget you, dear old chum, And I have proved it thro' our happy life. For Ralf a hundred years you've been my sweetheart, I wish we'd live a half a hundred more. For if fifty years should come. I would show you dear old chum, That my heart is yours forever more. Chorus 1Fifty years ago, old chum, I saw your eyes of blue, Then my heart was overcome with love for you, just you Fifty years of happiness Have kept our love a glow And until the end, you'll be sweetheart, wife and friend, As you were fifty years ago. Verse 2We've seen this world of ours grow older, dear old chum, We saw its greatest wars and greatest men. But our true love has ne'er grown colder, dear old chum, Because I love you now as I did then. In 'Sixty one you saw me march away, dear, And win the shoulder straps you love to show, But that uniform of blue, stood for country. home and you, In those days of fifty years ago.
1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Jerome H. Remick & Co
L' Albert; Jones, Earle C; and Starmer, "Fifty Years Ago : Dear Old Chum" (1910). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 3963.