Oh dear I'm so tired and so lonesome
I wonder why mommy don't come
She told me to shut up my blue eyes
And before I woke up she'd be home.
She said she was going to see Grandma
Who lives by the river so wide
And I guess my mommy's feeling bad
And perhaps she won't be home tonight.
So I guess I'll go down and meet daddy
Perhaps he has stopped at the store
It's a great big store full of bottles
And I wish he wouldn't go there anymore.
So out in the night with the baby
Her little heart beating with pride
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'Til her tired feet entered the gin palace
With music all radiant with light.
Oh, daddy she cried as she reached him
I think that the music's so sweet
But it's almost suppertime, daddy
Little blossom wants something to eat.
A moment his blurred eyes gazed wildly
Down into her face sweet and fair
And as the demon possessed him
He grasped at the back of a chair.
A moment, a second was over
He lifted her fair golden head
A moment the baby's left trembled
Then poor little blossom was dead...