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Lyr Req: All for the Love of a Girl

Keith Routley 28 Aug 98 - 04:19 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Mar 09 - 04:57 PM
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Subject: jack was a blue eyed youngster,
From: Keith Routley
Date: 28 Aug 98 - 04:19 PM

Dad used to sing this song. Unfortunately he has gone to a better place (I know). Some of the other words are

hansome and gay was he Mamie his dear little sweetheart, rogish and so fair was she, One day as they were playing this little girl just for fun, through her hat into the water and off for her home she did run

I hope there is someone out there able to help. Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL (C K Harris)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Mar 09 - 04:57 PM

Lyrics copied from Chas. K. Harris' Complete Songster by Charles Kassell Harris (Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1903)

Charles K. Harris
(New York: Charles K. Harris, 1896)

1. Jack was a bright-eyed youngster. Merry and gay was he;
Mamie, his dear little sweetheart. Roguish and so fair was she.
One day while they were playing, this little maid for fun
Threw her hat into the water, then off for home she did run.
Jack looked at her for a moment, then at her hat sinking fast.
Off came his coat in a twinkling. Into the water he dashed.
Back came poor Mamie sobbing. There he stood with her hat.
"Don't cry. I'd do it all over, all for you, sweetheart," said Jack.

CHORUS: All for the love of a dear little girl,
All for a smile that will set your brain a-whirl,
Man gives up life and all joys in this world.
All for the love of a girl.
Yes, it was—

2. Years passed. Jack grew to manhood. Handsome and tall was he,
Loving his same little sweetheart. she was his fair bride to be.
Still Mamie loved to tease him as in the olden days,
Till one day he vowed he'd leave her, said he would sail far away.
She never thought him in earnest. She never dreamed he would go.
"If you do, I'll get another, someone who'll love me, I know."
He joined his ship that evening, though for her love he yearned.
Poor Mamie's heart it is breaking. Jack's ship has never returned.

[Johnny Horton wrote and recorded a different song called ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL.]

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