Give Me the Old Fashioned Love

words by Della Mavity McDonnell, music by Bliss Purdue Thomas
It's just the style these days to love a lot of girls.
You have a blonde for Monday, for Tuesday a lass with curls.
You shimmie with Rose one day, the next call Milly your dear.
But oh, for one girl of my very own to love each day of the year.
Then give me the old fashioned love, the love that is now out of date.
Oh, give me the old fashioned love, oh give me my own little mate.

It's just the style they say, Lucille and Bell to tease.
You're right in line you bet, with Clara and Nell to squeeze.
You may love this one and that, and then another one loan.
But only give me the one little girl, one girl I can call my own.
Then give me the old fashioned love, the love that is now out of date.
Oh, give me the old fashioned love, oh give me my own little mate.

Della Mavity McDonnell was born in 1886. The penciled manuscript of this song,
found in her old home in Caldwell, Kansas, has this written on it in ink:

____Mrs. J. F. McDonnell
____3240 Warwick Blvd.
____Kansas City, Mo.

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