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6. Here this young man set Until the break of day. Waiting for an answer: "True-love, what do you say?"
7. "Take this for your answer; I hope it will provide:
I can have a sweet-heart When you are laid aside."
8. In the course of two weeks This lady mind did change; She wrote her love a letter: "Kind sir, I feel ashame.
9. "I feel that I have slighted you; I know I done you wrong; Here is my heart, love, Contain as your own."
10. He wrote his love a letter; He sent it on in speed: "Darling, once I loved you; I loved you dear and deep.
11. "Since my mind has change, I will search some other way Upon some blue-eyed damsel More suitable than you."
This version came from the same locality as A and is doubtless the same as A. There are some slight changes in the wording in stanzas 1, 7, 8, 9. It was obtained from Mac Hardin, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, August, 1929.

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