Thirty five years after this beau came
To woo dear Amalia, her love to regain,
But her kind Papa said he could not let her go,
Unless he provided for her dear brother Joe.
Now things were quite stiff with her dear
His crops they were small, and prices were low.
He knew if they dropped lower he’d drop from
And, like Humpty Dumpty, he get a great fall.
And Sam had no wish to be burdened
He wanted Amalia, he wanted her bad,
So he smiled very sweetly and said "yes" to
Joe attention could pay to the fields with
He could improve the breed of his horse, mule
Sam would see that he did not neglect the poor
And look after the sugar, rum and molasses.
Joe was delighted, why he just jumped for
His success was assured, unmixed with alloy,
A bright future was his, for with Sam as his
He’d push the dear boy in whom he’d take
I forgot though to mention, before this
Hans Schroeder, a young man with a fine look-ing face,
Had thoughts of Amalia his love for to share.
And, if I’m not mistaken, his love did declare.
But one of her Uncles, he said
‘No fooling around there,’ said Doctor Monroe.
‘A young man whose mustaches are twirled to his eye,
Wont do for Amalia, so he’d better be shy."
Besides since her sickness she’s not
And she will not do well eating Hans’ sauer-
Sam will give her gold fishes, and turtles.
Besides pork and beans, and lots of
With such splendid fare she’ll develop
And fast Japs wouldn’t dare come within her
||For, as sure as I say it, she’ll
settle their hash,
Knock’em in a cocked hat in a general smash.
Sam didn’t shuffle this time; in fact he
And, beaming with joy, he went to Papa Sen-ate.
"Here’s five millions, Sam, your dowry, my boy,
Now you’ve got her be happy; I wish you much joy."
But there were some relations opposed to
Through whose interferences it didn’t come to the scratch.
A case ‘twas again of the cup and the lip,
Betwixt which, we know, there’s many
The girl is unhappy, for she’s pining in
Joe feels the blow keenly and sighs for relief.
"Faint heart ne’er won fair lady is true,
though quite old,
And Sam will come back, for he is a lover quite, bold.
And when he comes back, why of course he’ll
For the answer then, we are sure, won’t be "nay"
Sam loves her sincerely, she’s his all in all,
And she keeps his dear heart, and key to the canal.
Fourteen years after Sam came courting
This time feeling sure he’d be told to remain.
For Amalia was grieving to have her dear boy,
And only his presence would restore her joy.
After very much talking Pa gave his
"You can marry her, Sam, it I will no prevent.
I know that you love her or you would not so stick.
And I admire you greatly, for you are a brick."
Pop has put down some dowry which
pleases us much.
But Amalia deserves it, for she’s a none-such.
Be good to her, Sam, of her take great care,
For she’s tender and loving, young, and quite fair."
I can’t restrain, Samuel, the shedding
‘Tis hard to part from her after so many years.
‘Twill grieve me, I know, more than words can tell,
Dearest Amalia, Joe, and John, farewell, Farewell!"
"Rest assured they’ll be cared for,
And the boys will be OK, if they give me no
I’ll do all that I can for my sweetest girl’s sake,
For to me she’s a treasure; this is no mistake.