Coll. by Linda Leel Jones Linda Lee Jones
For M.C. Parler Huntsville, Ark.
January 9, 1959
Reel 331, Item 2
Jack and Joe
Two years ago when Jack and Joe set sail across the foam,
Each vowed a fortune he would make before returning home.
In just one year Jack gained his wealth and started on his way,
And as the boys shook hands to part, poor Joe could only say;
Give my love to Nellie, Jack and kiss her once for me.
The fairest girl in all the world, I'm sure you'll say 'tis she. Treat her kindly Jack old pal, and tell her I am well.
His parting words were don't forget, Jack give my love to Nell.
Two years had passed when Joe at last gained wealth enough for life. He then set sail across the foam to make sweet Nell his wife.
And when he learned two years ago that Jack and Nell had wed,
He now regrets with sighs and frets that he had ever said:
They chanced to meet upon the street, said Joe you selfish elf.
The very next girl I learn to love, I'll kiss her for myself.
Since all is fair in love and war, and since you two are wed,
I'll not be angry with you Jack, so once again he said:
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