Reel 428, Item 14
Collected by Hubert Charles Peterson Sung by Lowell Harness
For M.C.Parler Leslie, Arkansas
Dec. 21, 1962.
Oh, tell the sweet fern is he thinking of me And the promise he that made years ago He said he would return from over the sea Oh why do the years go by so slow.
I know he's away in a far off land In a land that's over the sea Go find him singing your sweet little song And tell him to come back to me.
Sweet fern, Sweet Fern,
Oh, tell me is my darling still true Sweet fern, sweet fern,
And then I'll be happy like you.
Upon my finger he placed a little ring On the day he was leaving his home He said he would return from over the sea Oh, why do the years fo so slow.
Repeat 2nd verse.
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