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Happy Love
6    "His coal-black eyes and his curly hair,
And his flattering tongue did my heart ensnare. Genteel he was, no rogue like you, To drive a maiden, to drive a maiden, To slight the jacket blue."
7    When William did this ring unfold, She seemed distracted with grief and joy, "You're welcome, William, I have land and gold For my dark-eyed sailor, for my dark-eyed sailor, So manly, true, and bold."
8    In a cottage down by the riverside, In unity and love they now reside.
So girls, be true while your beau is away, For a cloudy morning, for a cloudy morning, Oft brings a pleasant day.
Sung in 1935 by Mr. Charles Bunting, Alger, who learned the song from his parents. A text of seven stanzas similar to A

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