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East Virginia Blues #2


My sweetheart has gone and left me

And my little sister too

I am left alone in sadness

Lord I dont know what to do


All this world is turned against me

Nothing but trouble do I see

There will be no more pleasure

In this whole wide world for me


I am just from East Virginia

With a heart that's brave and true

Now I learned to love a maiden

With eyes of heavenly blue


That same day I packed my suitcase

And I started to go away

But she met me at the station

Saying darling wont you stay


I am dying captain dying

Wont you take those words for me

Take them over to the jail house

Let this whole wide world go free

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