Collected by Gladys McChristian
For Mary C. Parler
Transcribed by Frances Majors
Sung by Gladys McChristian
July 16, 1958
Reel 245, Item 11
Foggy Mountain Top (Careless Love)
If I was on some foggy mountain top
I'd sail away to the West;
I'd sail all around this whole wide world
To the one that I love the best.
If I had listened to what Mamma said,
I would not have been here today,
A-wishing for things I'll never have
And weeping my sweet life away.
You caused me to weep, you caused me to mourn,
You caused me to leave my home;
Oh, the lonesome pines and the good old times,
I'm on my way back home.
Oh, when you see that two-faced blond,
There's something you can tell her;
She need not fool her life away
A-trying to steal my feller.
Oh, when you come to court me,
Put on your navy blue;
That long-tailed roust-a-bout you wear
Don't do a thing for you.
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