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7. He mounted his horses With his whip in his hand: "So fare you well, Polly, No longer to stand."
8.  So early that morning As he did arrive
He crossed over the mountain With tears in his eyes,
9. To think he must leave her And see her no more;
He left his girl weeping On the New River shore.
10. "I can love a light love; I can love long;
I can love an old sweetheart Till a new one comes on.
11. "I love them and kiss them And think it proves kind; Then turn my back upon them And alter my mind.
12. "I build my love a castle On yon mountain high,
When the wild geese will hear her As they pass by.
13. "Where the wild geese will hear Her cries and her moans, Sweet instruments of music And the firing of guns.'*
"Wagner Boy." Obtained from Miss Rachel Tucker, Varnell, Georgia, December 10, 1930.
1. In old North Carolina I bred and born; In old North Carolina I bear a great scorn; In ninety-one thousand and ninety-nine Among all pretty women, oh, now 1 found mine.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III