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American Ballads and Folk Songs
THE LOVE THAT I HAD
The love that I had for you, my dear,
Hanging from a branch remained.
The love that I had for you, my dear,
Hanging from a branch remained.
A strong whirlwind came along, my dear,
And branch and love took away.
A strong whirlwind came along, my dear,
And branch and love took away.
Tomorrow Pm going to San Diego, my dear,
To sow beans and rice.
Tomorrow I'm going to San Diego, my dear,
To sow beans and rice.
From there I'll write to you, my dear,
About how to couple two.
From there I'll write to you, my dear,
About how to couple two.
Do not look for me along the path, my dear,
Look for me along the short cut.
Do not look for me along the path, my dear,
Look for me along the short cut.
There you shall find me singing, my dear,
About the love I had for you.
There you shall find me singing, my dear,
About the love I had for you.
EL ABANDONADO (THE ABANDONED ONE)
"The love song is by far the most common of all Mexican folk­songs. During the trail driving days many of the cowboys who drove
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