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4. Next morning poor Willie was dead;
He was drowned in the pond by the mill; The water so clear and so pure, It flows from the brow of the hill.
5. "O Willie, my sweetheart, come back, I will always be faithful and true;
0  Willie, my sweetheart, come back,
1 will always be faithful to you."
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"Willie." Obtained from Miss Mary Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July, 1929.
1. They say it is sinful to flirt; Oh, they say that my heart is stone; Oh, they tell me to speak to him kindly.
2. They say he is only a boy; But I am sure he is older than I; And if they would leave us alone, How much happier we would be I
3.1 remember the night when he said That he loved me far more than his life; He called me his love and his pet, And asked me to be his wife.
4. "Oh, Willie," I said with a smile, "I am sure I shall have to say no;" And he took from my hair a white rose And said, "Goodbye, I must go."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III