|I once had a gown it was almost new,
oh, the daintiest thing,
it was sweet alice blue;
with little forgetmenots
placed here and there,
when I had it on, I walked on the air,
and it wore, and it wore, and it wore,
till it went and it wasn't no more.
In my sweet little alice blue gown,.......
when I first wandered down in to town,.........
I was both proud and shy,
as I felt ev'ry eye,
but in ev'ry shop window
I'd primp, passing by;
then in manner of fashion I'd frown............
and the world seem'd to smile all around,.........
till it wilted I wore it,
I'll always adore it,
my sweet little alice blue gown