Somewhere in America (from Elsie Janis and her Gang, 1919)

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On the day you sailed away from your little girl,
You whispered words in her ear:
words of devotion and cheer.
One small teardrop in her eyes
Told her love for you;
Don’t let her ever sigh like poor little Butterfly,
But keep those last words true.

Somewhere in America she’s waiting for you,
Waiting to see the smile, that tells her that all the while
You’ve been away you’ve loved her.
She is your guardian angel watching everything you do.
And every night she says her prayers for you,
Don’t forget how much she really cares for you:
Somewhere in America she’s waiting for you.