Julia A. Moore

The Sweet Singer of Michigan



LITTLE SUSAN

            AIR -- "The Pride of Caldair"

Once there was a little girl
     And her friends loved her dear --
Her parents loved their little one,
     She did their hearts cheer.
They loved their little darling,
     As with them she did roam,
They called her little Susan,
     The pride of their home.

Blue eyes had little Susan,
     And light flaxen hair,
And she was a pleasant child to see,
     So beautiful and fair.
With her parents she will never more
     On earth with them roam --
They loved their little Susan,
     The pride of their home.

Her parents had more children,
     There were nine of them all --
There are eight of them living,
     For God but one called.
The flower of their family
     God called to his home,
It was their little Susan,
     The pride of their home.

Her friends will not forget her,
     Though she died years ago --
It was John H. Moore's daughter,
     Her age was four years old.
She is waiting in heaven,
     Waiting for her friends to come
And be with their little Susan,
     The pride of their home.




Reprinted from The Sweet Singer of Michigan: Poems by Mrs. Julia A. Moore ,
ed. Walter Blair (Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1928).

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