Oh the first young man that came courting me
I'll make no doubt that he loved me
With his false heart and his lathering tongue
He was the first to entice me when I was young.
Oh the first six months his love proved kind
Until at last he changed his mind
Saying "My parents call and I must obey
So it's good-bye love, I am going away".
I will hold you fast, I'll not let you go
For you are mine by rights, you know
For feel those vows that you made to me
As the bright sun rose on Green Valley,
It was on this book love you made me swear
And those few lines you soon shall hear
That no other marriage was I ne'er to make
With no other man all for your sake
Now must I go bound while he goes free
Must I love a man that don't love me
And must I play the childish part
And love a man who has broke my heart.
I will sing one verse and I'll sing no more
Since the boy has gone that I adore
I will change my mind like the wavering wind
And depend no more on false mankind.