Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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3. He spoke to his parrot And these words say: "When my true love comes, Wake me.................."
4.  She came to the Broomfield; She twisted the ring
From her finger
And put it on his hand.
5.  She picked a blossom
On the Merry Broomfield; And put them at His head and feet.
6.  She laid herself
In the Merry Broomfield
To hear what her true love would say
When he awoke.
7. When he woke
And found she was there
She would not have went away.
8. He called out to his parrot: "Why couldn't you
Have waken me
When my true love was here?"
9. "All the song that I sing
And all the notes that I could ring Would not have woken you When your true love was here."
10. In his wrath he swore within his heart If he could find her here, All the birds in the Broomfield Would feast on her heart's blood.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III