«I`ll Wed The Girl I Left Behind» (1916)


Words and Music by Will A. Dillon


I'm dreaming of my little girl,

away back home alone,

the girl I've always known,

the girl who's all my own;

I see her hand a waving,

and a tear drop in her eye,

it broke her heart

to hear me say goodbye.

She murmured,

"I'll be watching for you,

praying for you, too,

You'll some day find me

waiting here for you!"

Right now my heart is waking

and the old love calls a new,

it thrills me through and through,

for one so fond and true;

Oh, I can wait no longer,

for there's something to say,

"Go back and find

your old sweet heart today."

So I'm off to keep  the promise

that I made her long ago,

I'm going back because I love her so.

I can picture tonight

in the dim candle light,

the girl I left

behind I can see her once more

at the old cottage door,

waiting with love divine

for I gave her the ring

and I promised to bring,

bring the parson back

and make her mine,

so I'm going right back,

hang my hat on the rack,

and wed the girl I left behind.