“Just Tell Them That You Saw Me”


"While strolling down the street one even, alone on pleasure bent," the singer sees a girl he knew at home. He offers to take a message home. She begs him to merely "tell them that you saw me"; she hopes to improve her pitiful condition before going home


For the story of Paul Dresser, see the notes to "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Dean, p, 124, "Just Tell Them That You Saw Me" (1 text)
  2. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 201-202, "Just Tell Them You Saw Me" (1 tune, partial text)
  3. Roud #3528
  4. BI, Dean124


Alternate titles: “Madge”; “The Wayward Girl”
Author: Paul Dresser (1857-1906)
Earliest date: 1895 (sheet music)
Keywords: home hardtimes
Found in: US(MW)