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2. Oh, the first time that I ever saw you, Oh, the first time that we ever met,
The impression you then made upon me Oh, I'm trying in vain to forget. Chorus
3. When the cold, cold sod lies o'er me, Will you come, love, and shed one tear
And to say to the friends standing around you That the heart you once broke lies here ? Chorus
4. Oh, I'm thinking today of my blue-eyes! Oh, I wonder if he ever thinks of me 1
I am thinking today of my past life, And the troubles I have to see. Chorus
70 SHORT LIFE OF TROUBLE
The first stanza is close to the one stanza in Campbell and Sharp, No. 59. Cf. also Fuson, p. 127.
Obtained from Miss Margaret Combs, Guerrant, Breathitt County, Kentucky, September, 1931.
1. Remember what you told me Not more than a week ago.
You promised that you'd marry me, Standing in your mamma's door.
Chorus A short life of trouble; A few more words to part; A short life of trouble, dear boy, If a girl ever broke your heart.
2. But now you've broke your promise; Go, marry whoever you please;
It's this old world is so big and so wide, I'll ramble back some day. Chorus
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