Collected by Mary C. Parler
Once I loved your fond affection,
All my hopes were placed in you,
Until another girl persuaded And you proved to be untrue.
Now at night when you are sleeping, Sleeping in your sweet repose,
I’m a poor girl broken-hearted, Listening to the wind that blows.
Many an hour with you I've wandered, Happiest days with you I've spent,
I thought your heart was mine forever, But I find it only lent.
And when I see you with another,
Oh, how it breaks my heart with pain Have you left me, darling, left me Never to return again?
By and by you will forget me,
By and by when far away,
and by you will forget me,
Oh, that sad and lonely day.
"Another one I learned from the Carter family,
Inez Gibson Fayetteville, Ark. May 18, 1956
Reel 311, Item 6
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