English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Brown Girl
6 Off from her fingers pulled diamond rings three.
Here, take these rings and wear them when you're dancing on me, Then fly from your colour and be no more seen When you have done dancing on Sally your queen.
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2   For things past and gone, love, forget and forgive, And grant me a little longer on this earth to live.
I never will forgive you in the durance of my breath,
And I'll dance on your grave when you're lying in the earth.
3   Then off her fingers pulled diamond rings three,
Says: O wear these for my sake when you're dancing on me, And fly from your colours and be no more seen When you're done dancing on Sally your queen.
4  Farewell to old father and old father's friends, Farewell to this young man. God make him amends Farewell to this whole world and all......
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