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Charlie and Nellie

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Charlie and Nellie


[G]Dear Nellie since I left the city, I've [C]found I've changed my [G]mind

I hope you wont think me untruthful, Or [C]do me the [D]least [G]unkind

I think we're both mistaken, I [C]know you'll never suit [G]me

I owe my heart to another, Of [C]course kind [D]friends will [G]agree

Please send me my ring and pictures, [C]Also my letters and [G]books

My clothes with many kind wishes, [C]Respectfully [D]yours Charlie [G]Brooks

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I heard all about it dear Charlie, I knew it would end this way

I hope you will always live happy, With your loving little wife Miss Gray

Now here's your ring dear Charlie, Dont give it to her I pray

Unless you tell her twas once mine, I wore it one year today

One year today dear Charlie, So happy were we both

You vowed you'd never forsake me, But I find you untrue to your oath

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Here's your picture dear Charlie, It's almost faded away

Because I kissed it so often, And this you can tell Miss Gray

As far as your letters dear Charlie, I burned them as they came

I feared by reading them over , Would cause our love to inflame

I must say goodbye dear Charlie, My letter is near an end

Remember I'm always and always, Forever and ever your friend

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