On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep – by George Stevens

Written in 1925

On Mother Kelly’s doorstep,
Down Paradise Row.
I’d sit along o’ Nellie,
She’d sit along o’ Joe.
She’d got a little hole in her frock,
Hole in her shoe,
Hole in her sock
Where her toe peeped through,
But Nellie was the smartest down our alley.

On Mother Kelly’s doorstep,
I’m wondering now
If li’l gal Nelly
Remembers Joe, her beau,
And does she love me like she used to
On Mother Kelly’s doorstep,
Down Paradise Row.