Collected by Mrs. Donia Cooper For Mary Celestia Parler Transcribed by Mrs. Donia Cooper
Sung by Mrs. Donia Cooper West Fork, Arkansas August 14, 1959
Reel 285-286, Item 15
We have met and we have parted;
We have spoke our last good-by.
You have proved to me false-hearted;
You may now forever go.
You have wrecked the heart I've cherished; You have doomed me day by day;
You have wronged—I will forgive you,
But to forget you I can not say.
For I love you, dear, I love you,
More than all this world I know;
You have proved to me false-hearted, You may now forever go.
On the river bank I loiter,
Till I see your face once more,
Then I'll plunge beneath the water,
And I'll land on some far shore,
Among the trees and bushes Where the dark-winged willows wave;
In the cold and silent rushes,
There you'll find my lonely grave.
Oh, I wish I was white marble,
Cold and white on some far shore;
This poor heart would cease its troubling And I'd feel the pain no more.
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