I'm getting tired of our up-to-date ways,
Up-to-date plays, we have now a-days;
Maybe you think I am awfully slow,
'Cause I love the quaint old ways of long ago.
Can't you bring back the olden Love-days,
The golden Love-days of Long ago;
Can't you bring back all the old fashioned melodies,
mother and daddy used to know;
Can't you bring back the bashful Misses,
The tender kisses by moonlight glow.
Oh I wish I could find somebody who'd love
Like they loved in the sweet “Long ago”.
Mother was always sweet and quaint in her style,
Sweet in her smile, sweet all the while;
When she met Daddy he proposed, and one day
They were married in the quaint old fashioned way.
Bobby Heath (1889-1952) and Arthur Lange (1889-1959), 1916