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3. For early tomorrow At the break of day He was to journey Far, far away.
4. He helt her closer And questions replied:
"I've loved you only; yes, I have been true; My heart shall never be loved but by you."
5. "Oh, darling, remember Far over the sea,
So faithful in love, I'll be to thee."
See Campbell and Sharp, No. 58.
"Forsaken Love." Obtained from Mrs. Mary Tucker, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Varnell, Georgia, October, 1931.
1. Once I courted a railroad flagsman And, indeed, I thought he loved me;
But away from me he was courting some other And that the love he had for me.
Chorus But you go leave me, if you wish to; Never let me cross your mind; If you think I am so unworthy, You go, darling, I don't mind.
2. When my baby comes around me laughing, It makes me think of your smiling face; When my baby comes around me crying,
It makes me think of my disgrace. Chorus
3. Pretty flowers was made to blossom; Pretty stars was made to shine; Pretty boys was made for woman; Darling, you was made for me.

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