Titel: "In The Heart Of The City That Has No Heart"                

Komponist: Joseph M. Daly

Texter: Thos. S. Allen

Verlag: Daly, Music Publisher, Inc., Boston

Erscheinungsjahr: 1913

Druckerei: Keine Angabe

Graphiker: Pfeiffer

Sammlungsnummer: 7817


Ein erstaunlich sozialkritischer Text für die Zeit:


She wanted to roam so she left the old home,

The old people's hearts were sore,

She longed for the sights and the bright city lights

Where hundreds had gone before.

She went to the heart of the city

And mingled with strangers there

But nobody said "You are being misled"

For what did the stranger care.



In the heart of the city that has no heart

That's where they meet, and that's where they part,

The current of vice had proved too strong

So the poor little girlie just drifted along

Nobody cared if she lived or died

Nobody cared if she laughed or cried,

She's just a lost sister and nobody's missed her,

She's there in the city

Where there's no pity

In the city that has no heart.



A year passes by, there's a tear in her eye,

And sorrow is on her brow,

Oh! what would she do if the old people knew,

She couldn't go back home now.

Her dear mother said when they parted

"Remember your good old name"

Then her daddy said

"Rather we'd see you dead"

Than bring us disgrace and shame".




Bei You Tube gibt es einen Clip mit o.g. Song gesungen von Henry Burr im Jahr 1914.