English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Lover's Lament
As he come along his arms were shining bright,
The most of his thoughts were his own heart's delight.
When her old mother saw him she wrung her hands and cried,
Said her daughter loved him dearly and for his sake she died.
Where does her grave lie, does this lie here ? If this does lie here, pray put me by her side. Come all you young people and pity poor me, Pity my misfortune and sad misery.
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2   Then I enlisted, to the army I did go, To see if I could forget my love or no.
But when I got there the army shined so bright, On her I placed my whole heart's delight.
3   Seven long years I served under the king, Seven long years I returned home again,
And when I got there her parents sighed and cried,
Saying: My daughter dearly loved you and for your sake she died
4  Then I was struck like a man that was slain, The tears from my eyes fell like showers of rain, Crying : O-o-o, what shall I do ?
My true love's in her silent tomb and I wish I was there too.
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