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Flirting
2. They say he is only a kid.
I am sure he is much older than I,
And if they would leave us alone,
Much pleasure I'm sure we would have. 3.1 remember one night when he said,
He loved me far dearer than life.
He called me his darling, his own,
And asked me to be his dear wife.
4. "Oh, Willie," I said with a smile, "I'm sure I will have to say no."
He took the white rose from my hair, And said, "Goodbye, I must go."
5. Next morning dear Willie was found Down in ihe pond by the mill.
His blue eyes forever were closed And damp were the locks of his hair.
6. Pressed close to his dear lips was the rose That he took from my dark hair.
"Oh, Willie, my darling, come back, I'll ever be faithful and true. Oh, Willie, my darling, come back, My heart beats only for you."
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"Sweet Willie." Obtained from Miss Mary Riddle, Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 1926.
1. Oh, they say that old sin is a slur,
And they tell me my heart is a stone.
And they tell me I must treat him kind,
Or else leave the poor boy alone. 2.1 remember one night when he said,
That he loved me more than his life.
He called me his darling, his pet,
And asked me if I'd be his wife. 3. "O Willie," I said with a smile,
"I'm sure I will have to say no."
He took a white rose from my hair
And said "Good bye, I must go."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III