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The hover's Lament
2. He was just like all other boys: He had a friend and chum And oft together they would roam For pleasure and for fun.
$. They persuaded him away one day; I never knew what for; They persuaded him far away one day To the terrible war.
4. And when he came to say good-bye, My heart did overflow : "Goodbye, my little sweetheart, Far away to war I'll go."
5. He had a little diamond ring; He placed it on my hand: "When this you see, remember me, When I'm in a distant land."
6. He promised that he'd write to me; This promise he kept true;
The last lines that he ever wrote: "I'll soon be at home with you."
7.1 read it with a cheerful heart And with a bowed down head. The next message I heard from him My darling boy was dead.
8. I'll always keep his little ring And all his letters too; And always live a single girl For the boy that was so true.

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