Collected by: Merlyn B. Page James R. Hayes
Sung by: Mrs. T. M. Davis Fayetteville, Arkansas September 28, 1958 Reel 277 Item 5
THE SILVER DAGGER
She walked out in her father’s garden,
And picked a flower both white and blue,
Sing adieu, adieu, to hills and valleys,
I mean for to bid this world adieu,
She then pulled forth a silver dagger,
And pierced it through her aching heart,
Sing adieu, adieu to hills and valleys,
Me and my true love now must part.
Her own true love was in the woodlands,
He thought he heard his darling cry,
He ran, he ran out in the garden,
Saying love oh love I am close by.
He picked up her bloody body,
And rolled her over in his arms,
Saying there's no power or gold can save you, Now you must die all in your charms.
Prepare for to meet me on the hills of Zion, And there we’ll spend our golden days,
He then picked up the bloody dagger,
And pierced it through his own true heart, Saying let this be a woeful warning,
To all true lovers who must part.
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