The Riverside song book/The Sweet Little Man

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THE SWEET LITTLE MAN.

Dedicated to the Stay-at-home Rangers.

Oliver Wendell Holmes. Scotch Air.

Moderato. (Air: Bonnie Dundee.)


1. All the brave boys un - der can - vas are sleep - ing.

2. Bring him the but - ton - less gar - ment of wo - man!

3. All the fair maid - ens a - bout him shall clus - ter,

4. Now then, nine cheers for the Stay - at - home Ran - ger!


All of them press -ing to march with the van,

Cov - er his face lest it free - kle and tan;

Pluck the white feath- ers from bon - net and fan,

Blow the great fish - horn and beat the big pan!


Far from the home where their sweet-hearts are weep - ing;

Mus - ter the A - pron - string Guards on the Com - mon.

Make him a plume like a tur - key - wing dus - ter,—

First in the field that is far - thest from dan - ger.


What are you wait - ing for, sweet lit - tle man?

That is the corps for the sweet lit - tle man!

That is the crest for the sweet lit - tle man!

Take vour white-feath - er plume, sweet lit - tle man!

Chorus.

Sweet lit - tle man, O sweet lit - tle man;


What are you wait - ing for, sweet lit - tle man?


All the brave boys un - der can - vas are sleep - ing,mdash;


What are you wait - ing for, sweet lit - tle man?

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.