JUST FOR ME AND MARY ('T WAS A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DAY)
(Grant Clarke, Howard E. Rogers / Leo Edwards, 1919)
I love to hear my old granddaddy
Tell of his wedding day,
And when he does, my dear grandmammy smiles in her own sweet way,
When shadows fall I cuddle close to his knee,
Then he describes that day of days to me.
Although his head is crown'd with silver,
Still he seems young to me,
Each time he smiles and tells the story of days that used to be,
I fancy I can see them on that great day
Whenever he tells me in his quaint old way.
Just for me and Mary,
Oh the day was bright and airy,
Even mother's cute canary
Was singing a song of love, there in his little cage above,
We hitched up Tom and Jerry
And drove to Parson Carey,
And as the bells tolled in the steeple
I was told by Mary's people, "You be good to Mary,"
'T was a beautiful wedding day.