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Don't Take My Papa Away From Me, song lyrics

Song: Don't Take My Papa Away From Me
Lyrics: Joe Hill

Music: Joe Hill
Year: 1915
Country: USA

A little girl with her father stayed,
In a cabin across the sea,
Her mother dear in the cold grave lay,
With her father she'd always be.
But then one day the Great War broke out,
And the father was told to go;
The little girl pleaded her father she needed.
She begged, cried and pleaded so.
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Don't take my papa away from me,
Don't leave me there all alone.
He has cared for me tenderly,
Ever since mother was gone.
Nobody ever like him can be,
No one can so with me play.
Don't take my papa away from me,
Please don't take papa away.

Her tender pleadings were all in vain,
And her father went to the war.
He'll never kiss her good night again,
For he fell 'mid the cannons' roar.
Greater soldier was never born,
But his brave heart was pierced one day;
And as he was dying, he heard some one crying,
A girl's voice far away.



1 - More information on the life and death of Joe Hill in Wikipedia.

2 - This was written just before Joe Hill's execution on November 19, 1915

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