Collected by Barbara Weatherall For M.C. Parler Folklore Class Sing-A-Bout Transcribed by Linda Humphrey
Sung by Barbara Weatherall and Sheila Wildworth Pine Bluff,Ark.
July 15, 1965 Reel 374 Item 14
How Can I Leave Thee
How can I leave you?
How can I from thee part?
Now lonely hath my heart,
Dear one _______________________
Thou has this soul of mine
_____________________ passes by;
No other can I love,
Save thee alone.
Blue the forget-me-nots,
Wear it upon thy heart And think of me.
Flower, as hope, may die,
Yet, not with us shall pass That cannot pass away,
Dear one ____________________.How Can I Leave Thee continued
Thou could not _____________ be, beating to thee ,
When velvet butterflies Hide at thy feet should fly,
Thou sadly should command, joyful thy love.
Miss Weatherall learned this from Mrs. Jerry Smith of Shreveport, La. who learned it from her mother.
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