A Tiny Broken Heart

He was just a little farm lad so busy at play
In his little play house down by the gate
He stopped to watch a truck that was parking next door
At the home of his tiny playmate

   Then he saw his Daddy watching too
   As the man swiftly walked to the cottage door
   He knew they were strangers that come from the town
   Men he had never seen before

They soon were at their work and he heard his Daddy say
Our neighbors are moving today
Oh no he cried dear God don’t let it be
They can’t take my sweetheart away

   I know Dad that you don’t understand
   How a heart so young can conceive a plan
   I’m only seven now but it’s just like you said
   Dad someday I’ll be a man

The man who runs the farm where your playmate now lives
He told me it’d have to be this way
For winter time has come and their work is all done
So now they are moving away

   Let us buy the farm so they can stay
   Give them all my toys that dear Santa gave
   And give him the pennies in my little bank
   Pennies that my darling helped me save