Coll. by Max Hunter Dubbed by M.C. Parler
Mrs. George Ripley Milford, Mo.
Nov. 21, 1959
Reel 347, Item 11
Sweet William (The Silver Dagger)
Young folks, young folks, come pay attention, To these few lines I'm going to write,
They are as true as ever was written Concerning a fair and a beautiful maid.
A handsome young man courted this young lady, He loved her as he loved his life,
He often told and made a vowing,
She would be his lawfully wedded wife.
But when his parents came to know this,
They strove to part them day and night. Saying, Son, oh son, why be so foolish She is too poor for to be your wife.
When this young lady came to know this,
She soon resolved what she would do,
She wandered forth and left the city,
No more its pleasant groves to view.
She took with her a silver dagger,
And pierced it through her snow white breast, First she reeled and then she staggered, Saying, Love, oh love, I'm going to rest.
Young William down by the roadside wandered, He thought he heard his true love's voice,
He ran, he ran, like one distracted,
Saying, Love, oh love, I fear you're lost.
Her coal-black eyes like diamonds opened, Saying, Love, oh love, you came too late, prepare to meet me on Mount Zion,
And there our joy will be complete.
He first picked up the bleeding body,
And turned her over in his arms,
Saying, Neither love nor gold can save her, Now she must die with ail her charms.
He then picked up the bloody weapon,
And pierced it through his own true heart, Saying, Let this be a woeful warning That lovers true should never part.
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