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Flirting
5. Next morning poor Willie was dead.
He was drowned in the pond by the mill In the deep, clear water that flows From the brook on the brow of the hill.
6. His eyes were forever closed, Deep sorrow on his brow, And in his pale lips he still held The white rose he took from my hair.
7. "Oh, Willie, my darling, come back; I will ever be faithful and true; Oh, Willie, my darling, come back;
I will ever be faithful to you."
8. You can't love but one and be faithful; You can' love but one and be true;
Oh, you can't kr. e but one and be faithful; I'm afraid I've been trying to love two.
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"Sweet Willie." Obtained from Margaret Combs, Guerrant, Breathitt County, Kentucky, September, 1931.
1.1 can remember one night when he said
That he loved me far dearer than life,
When he called me his darling, his pet.
He asked me would I be his bride. Chorus
Oh, Willie, my darling, come back;
I will always be faithful and true;
1 will always be faithful and true. 2.1 said, "Oh, Willie, my darling,
I'm afraid I will have to say no."
He took my hand far and wide,
And said, "Good-bye, I must go." Chorus 3. Next morning poor Willie was dead;
He was found in the pond below the mill;
The cold, quiet water flowing around him,
That fell from the brow of the hill. Chorus
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