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Joe Hill

"Don't Take My Papa Away from Me" (karaoke)

"Don't Take My Papa Away from Me" (sheet music)

A little girl with her father stayed
In an old cabin 'cross 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.

"Don't take my papa away from me;
Don't leave me here all alone.
He has cared for me so tenderly
Ever since mother has gone.
Nobody ever like him can be;
No one can so with me play.
Don't take my father 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 goodnight again
For he fell 'mid the cannons' roar.
A greater soldier was never born,
But his brave heart was pierced one day.
And as he was dying, he heard someone crying:
A girl's voice from far away:

"Don't take my papa away from me;
Don't leave me here all alone.
He has cared for me so tenderly
Ever since mother has gone.
Nobody ever like him can be;
No one can so with me play.
Don't take my father away from me;
Please don't take papa away."

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