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Little Sweetheart
3.1 used to go a-courting; I did not go for fun. I used to love a-many pretty girl, But now my love is for naught. Chorus
4. Some say that courtin' is a pleasure; No pleasure do I see. The only one I ever did love Has shore gone back on me. Chorus
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LITTLE SWEETHEART
Cf. Fuson, p. 112.
Obtained from Margaret Combs, Guerrant, Breathitt County, Kentucky, October, 1931.
1.  Little sweetheart, we have parted; From each other we must go. Many a mile may separate us From this world of care and woe.
2.  Little darling, I've been dreaming, Dreaming of your eyes so blue,
But never dreamed of grief nor parting Till the world 1 bid adieu.
3.  Think how often we have wandered Down beside the deep blue sea, Where you said we would be true, dear, That you loved no one but me.
4. Yes, I love you, dear; I love More than all the world can know But to me you've broke the promise That you made so long ago.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III