Collected by Mary C. Parler Mrs. Anna M. Pearcy
Oct. 18, 1958
Reel 314, Item 1
You Once Had Love
You once had love and fond affection You thought this world and all of me Until you met with the blue-eyed stanger Then you cared no more for me.
Go and leave me if you want to It can never trouble me If in your heart you love another In my grave I had rather be.
Many a night I wandered with you Many a night I with you spent I thought your heart was mine forever But I found it was only then.
It was you who caused the trouble It was you that broke my heart And before the dawn of morning You and I, my love, must part.
Many a night when you lay sleeping Dreaming of the sweet repose I a poor girl broken hearted Lay listening the wild wind roar.
There's just three things I ask of you, dear,
That's my coffin robe and grave
And when I die, love, come and kiss me
Kiss the girl you once betrayed.
Over yonder is a graveyard Where my darling brother lies Soon his broken-hearted sister Will be laying by his side.
Take this ring off of my finger That you placed on there years ago Give it to that black—eyed lady To the one that you love so.
You Once Had Love Reel 314, Item 1 Continued
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