Collected by Mary C. Parler Transcribed by Linda Humphrey
Sung by Helen Fultz Mayfield, Ark.
Reel 408 Item 7
The Shadow of the Pine
We wandered 'neath the shadow of the pines, my love and I
While the wind was blowin' freshly from the sea,
And the sudden fill of farkness stole across the summer sky,
And the shadow came betweeen my love and I.
Some hasty words were spoken that almost drove away,
Hasty answers to unthinking agger lay;
All our heartsick bitter longing, all our weeping and our pride, N'ere can make those harsh and cruel words unsaid.
Come back to me sweetheart and love me as before Come back to me darling and leave me nevermore;
Through life's dark pathway, the sun no longer shines,
Come love and meet me, in the shadow of the pine.
You took the ring I gave you and thereafter glance atme As you held the little trinket in your hand,
And then you turned and tossed it in the waters of the sea While the waves were splashing madly on the sand.
You went away unheeding the tears I could not hide,
You went and not another word was said;
All my heartshick bitter longing, all my weeping and my pride N'ere can make those harsh and cruel words unsaid.
I wake from bitter dreaming, but to shout aloud today,
My sleep's again to dream of you once more,
That my stubborn pride has left me, I'll admit I was to blame,
Forgive me, dear, and love me as before.
Let me drift through shadows by the darkness of dispair,
Through the sky light the sunn no longer shines,
I would give the whole world gladly once again to meet you there
Reunited in the shadow of the pine.
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