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The Lonesome Scenes of Winter
7. "I feel as if I had slighted you; I cannot hear you mourn; Oh, here is my heart, come, take it, And seal it as your own."
8.1 wrote her back another And sent it back in speed, Saying: "Darling, once I loved you, I loved you, dear, indeed.
9. "But since my mind has changed me, I choose some other way Upon some fairer damsel More suitable than thee!"
"Pretty Polly." The singer begins the song with the stanzas from "Come, Pretty Polly." Obtained from Mrs. Austin Harmon, Varnell, Georgia, November, 1931.
1. Pretty Polly, pretty Polly, Oh, yonder she stands With rings on her fingers, Her lily white hands.
2.  "Come, pretty Polly, And take a walk with me; We go and get married And some pleasure we see."
3. And when he got her answer, This is what she said:
"I wouldn't marry you If all the rest was dead."
4. All through the scenes of winter Through cold rain and snow Dark clouds gather around me; The stormy wind did blow.
5. The little birds singing; They hop from bush to vine; It would double my pleasure, If she was only mine.

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