Welcome to you, pretty American Dolls!
Happy are we, happy as can be,
To see your dainty little faces shine
With love of far-off friends beyond the sea.
Dear American Dolls, though you have come
A long, long way o'er ocean lanes unknown,
Lonely you must not be, nor pine for home---
For this, our land of flowers, is now your own.
You seem to us, pretty American Dolls,
Like little brothers, little sisters true.
Fair, sweet, and gentle-hearted as you are,
We will all love you and be nice to you.