“I Told Them That I Saw You”

Author: George M. Cohen
Earliest date: 1922 (Dean)
Keywords: mother children separation
Found in: US(MW)


The singer and girl of "Just Tell Them That You Saw Me" meet again. He tells her that her family "wants her to come home. Their hearts are breaking for you while far away to roam." She breaks down as she thinks of her aged mother and her childhood


This is a direct sequel to Paul Dresser's "Just Tell Them That You Saw Me," though with even less place in tradition. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Dean, p. 125, "I Told Them That I Saw You" (1 text)
  2. Roud #9599
  3. BI, Dean125