In the Heart of the City That Has No Heart

Music by Joseph M Daly

Words by Thos. S. Allen

Copyright 1913 Daly, Music Publisher, Inc.

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In the Heart of the City That Has No Heart Lyrics

She wanted to roam
so she left the old home
The old people’s hearts were sore

She longs 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 mislead”
For what did the stranger care

Chorus

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 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.

Second Verse

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 you good old name”
Then her daddy said
“Rather we’d see you dead
That bring us disgrace and shame.