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86 NO CHANGE IN ME Parts of several songs appear to be mixed up with this song. Cf. Campbell and Sharp, No. 61, in which stanza 2 is almost identical with the last stanza of the present song.
Obtained from Ray Bohanan, Indian Gap, Route #15, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, August, 1929.
1. If there is no change in the ocean, There is no change in the sea; If there be no change in you, my love, There'll be no change in me.
Chorus The storms are on the ocean; The sea begins to roar; The world shall lose its motion, If I prove false to you.
2.1 asked your mama for you; She said you was too young; I wish I never had seen you, Nor love had never been born. Chorus
3. Oh! It is sad to leave you, dear; Oh! It is sad to part. It's sad to leave you, darling; It almost breaks my heart. Chorus
4.1 have a ship on the ocean, All lined with silver and gold; Before my love shall suffer, I'll have it anchored and sold. Chorus
5. If I prove false to you, my love, The rocks will meet and run, The fire will freeze and be like ice, And the raging sea will burn. Chorus
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