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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana          339
85 THE BLUE-EYED BOY
Only one text of this song has been recovered. Cf. Pound, No. 102 ("My Blue-Eyed Boy").
Contributed by Miss Sylvia Vaughan, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gib­son County. Obtained from her mother, Mrs. Hiram Vaughan. March 28, 1935.
1.    Remember well and bear in mind
A true good friend is hard to find, But if you find one good and true
Change not the old one for the new.
2.    Must I go bound and him go free;
Must I love one that don't love me; Must I turn back to my childhood part, And marry the one that broke my heart?
3* Then bring me back my blue-eyed boy;
bring, 0 bring him back to me! 0 bring me back the one I love,
And 0 so happy I will be!
4.     I met my true-love in the park;
met him with a broken heart, Saying, "Be my true-love; I'm going away,
In some distant land to stay/'
5,     If I had wings like a snowy white dove,
Fd fly, Fd fly so very far away; And then to the arms of the one I love, And 0 so happy I would be!