Sung by Donald Bell McGee, Ark.
July 15, 1965 Reel 374 Item 16
Collected by Donald Bell For M.C. Parler Folklore Class Sing-A-Bout Transcribed by Linda Humphrey
[A Spanish Cavalier]
A Spanish cavalier stood in his retreat And on his guitar played a tune, dear,
The music so sweet, and oft times repeat The blessings of my country and you dear.
Oh say darling, say when I am far away, Sometimes you may think of me dear,
Bright sunny days will soon fade away, Remember what I say and he true, dear.
I'm off to the war, to war I must go To fight for my country and you, dear;
But if I be slain, you may seek me in vain Upon the the battlefields you will find me.
Learned from George Fletcher, a three hundred pound cook at Futrall Hall, who learned it at Plenty Wood, Montana when she was seven or eight from her mother.
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