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Ballads and Songs
Campbell and Sharp, No. 64, A, stanzas 3 and 4. See also "Old Smoky" of the present collection, stanzas 3 and 4.
Obtained from Mrs. Samuel Harmon (formerly of Cade's Cove, Tennes­see), Varnell, Georgia, December 27, 1930.
1.1 rode to church last Sunday; My love, she passed me by; I saw her mind was changing By movement of her eye.
2. Oh, have you forgot last Sunday When you give me your lily white hand And said if ever you was married,
I sure would be the man ?
3. But now you have broke your promise; Go home with who you please. While my poor heart are aching,
You are lying at your ease.
4.1 wish I was in some sea-port, Or in some sea-port town; I set my foot on sea board And sail this ocean round.
5.  Some says I love you; I know that to be true;
And some says we will marry, But that's more than I can do.
6.  For my people is against it And yours are the same;
An my name is on your book, love, Please rub out my name.
7. For a false hearted young man Is worse than a thief;
For a thief will only rob you and take what you have,
But a false-hearted young man will bring you to your grave.
8.  The grave will only molder you And turn you to dust; There's not a boy in a thousand That a young girl can trust.
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