I'll Give You a Lock of My Hair.
Copyright, 1894. by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by George Trebel.
Eyes so blue, heart so true, little maiden fair,
To my heart you've brought much sorrow;
If your heart i could but borrow,
I would see if for me you a little care;
If you love me, send to me a lock of your golden hair.
Shyly, thus she replied, "Oh! sir, do sir, pity my pride;
If it you'll truly wear, then I will give you a lock of my hair."
Lock of gold, what a hold you have on my life;
Had I Eat the head that bore thee,
How my heart would warm with glee,
But far away she must stay, ne'er will be my wife;
Still you loved me when you sent a lock of your golden hair.
When life's labor is past, when we've reached our goal at last.
And when I meet you there, then I'll return you this lock of your hair.