Sheet Music, 1900-1909
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Cover: caricature drawing of an African American male waving goodbye to an African American female, as his train moves through a blizzard; photo inset of singer Cordella Mitchell; Publisher: Helf and Hager Co. (New York)
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States
Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
Answers ( ) to be sung only when used as a duet.
On my knee hear my plea Give me just one word of thee. Don't go way if you stay Goodness knows how good I'll be Let me hear one word dear Cause it's music to my ear Say you'll never never leave me But the answer came back clear.
I'm goin' to go (oh please don't go) here comes my train (oh what a shame) you'll never more (I love you so) see me again (I'll go insane) Don't hold me back (here on my knee) don't ask me why (oh hear my plea) Cause I've said my last farewell (toot-toot) good bye. I'm goin' to bye.
I've been kind but I find True the saying love is blind. Taint no use that excuse Won't begin to change my mind Rent I'll pay you can stay Right here till the first of May. Got my ticket train is waiting Soon I will be far away.
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