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4. His eyes is of the sparkling blue;
His lips is ruby be; His conversation was so sweet
Till it charmed this heart of mine, Till it charmed this heart of mine, my love,
Till it charmed this heart of mine. His conversation was so sweet,
Till it charmed this heart of mine.
5. What have I suffered for your sake 1
For you I love so dear. What would 1 care for all this world,
If I was married to you! If I was married to you, my dear!
If I was married to you 1 What would I care for all this world,
If I was married to you!
6.1 wish I was one hundred miles,
Ten thousand miles or more, Among the Rocky Mountains so high,
Where the wild beast howls and wars, Where the wild beast howls and wars, my love,
Where the wild beast howls and wars Among the Rocky Mountains so high,
Where the wild beast howls and roars.
THE LOVER'S LAMENT
This song seems to be related to Campbell and Sharp's "The Lover's Lament," No. 57. There, however, the lament comes from the soldier who returns to find his sweetheart dead.
"Soldier Boy." Obtained from Mac Hardin, Sevierville, Tennessee,
August, 1929.
1.1 once had a sweetheart, A sweetheart brave and true; His hair was dark and curly; His loving eyes were blue.
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