The Nobleman's Wedding
I once was invited to a nobleman's wedding
All that were there were to sing just one song
The first one to sing was the bride's former lover
The song that he sang was "Of Days That Were Gone."
"How can you sit at another man's table
How can you drink of another man's wine
How can you go to the arms of another
You being so long a sweetheart of mine?"
This maiden was sitting at the head of the table
Hearing these words she remembered them well
Hearing those words she no longer could stand it
It's down at the head of the table she fell.
Sighing and sobbing she arose from the table
Sighing and sobbing she went up to bed
And early next morning when her husband awakened
He went to embrace her and found she was dead.
"Oh Molly, lovely Molly, oh cruel-hearted Molly
Your love and my love could never agree
When first I separated yourself and your Johnny
It was then I separated the bark from the tree."