Collected and transcribed by Mary Celestia Parler
Sung by Mrs. Pearl Brewer Pocahontas, Arkansas August 28, 1958
Reel 296, Item 6
The Concert Garden
It was in a Concert Garden When the sun was at its height Just as the wine began to flow When a tall and handsome youth Rose up to his highth and said,
Good night, boys, I must go.
Somebody is waiting for me,
Someone who loves me I know,
Somebody is wondering where I am to-night. Oh, what can be keeping me so?
Somebody is waiting,
Anxiously waiting for me,
There’s a light shining bright In the windows tonight,
Somebody is waiting for me.
Oh, yes, you have a sweetheart,
Some among them softly said,
Is she handsome? Interduce us, 0 Jack, do.
He said, Poller to the cottage Where she sets with a bowed down head,
For she’s the only sweetheart I ever knew. And he led than to the cottage Which he called the House of Prayer,
There set a gray-haired woman With a bowed down head.
There's my sweetheart, there's my mother,
The only sweetheart I ever knew
Now, you see I told you the truth, boys
When I said:
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