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SONGS OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS.
43. THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME.
I'm lonesome since I crossed the hills,
And o'er the moor and valley, Such heaviness my bosom fills,
Since parting with my Sally. I seek for one as fair and gay,
But find none to remind me, How blest the hours passed away
With the girl I left behind me.
The hour I do remember well,
When first she owned she loved me; A pain within my breast doth tell
How constant I have proved me; But now I'm on the ocean blue,
Kind Heaven, then, pray guide me, And send me home safe back again,
To the girl I left behind me.
My mind her image must retain,
Asleep or sadly waking, I long to see my love again,
For her my heart is breaking; Whene'er my steps return that way
Still faithful she shall find me, And never more again I'll str
From the girl I left behind me.