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Jim Dixon Lyr Req: My Nellie's Mince Pies / ...Blue Eyes (20) Lyr Add: MY NELLIE'S BLUE EYES / ...NELLY'S... 20 Feb 20

From the sheet music at Johns Hopkins University:

MY NELLIE'S BLUE EYES. [Title on cover.]
MY NELLY'S BLUE EYES. [Title at top of page 1]
Waltz song and chorus
"Written and sung by Wm. J. Scanlan in his new drama 'The Irish Minstrel'" ©1883.

1. My dear Nelly's eyes are blue,
Hair of bright and golden hue.
Like her heart, her eyes are true,
My Nelly my own.
Never lived a queen so fair.
With my Nelly, life I'd share.
By her side I know no care,
My Nelly my own.
Ne'er was cull'd from nature's bower
Half so rare or sweet a flower,
Tho' we've culled them hour by hour,
My Nelly my own.

CHORUS. My Nelly's blue eyes,
My Nelly's blue eyes,
Brighter than stars that shine at night,
My Nelly's blue eyes.

2. When I first saw Nelly's home,
Where the moonbeams softly shone,
From mine heart a lover's moan,
My Nelly, my own.
Fairer seemed this world to me
Whilst the wind blew o'er the lea,
Words and kisses sweet for me,
My Nelly, my own.
Like a rose refreshed with dew.
My sad heart when won by you,
Angel words said: "Thou art true,"
My Nelly, my own.

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Another copy can be seen in The McGill University Song Book, compiled by a committee of graduates and undergraduates (Montreal: Wm. Foster Brown, 1896), page 22.

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