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No. 56
The Rejected Lover A
Sung by Mrs. Jane Gentry Hexatonic. Mode 2, a.                                             at Hot Springs, N. C, Aug. 25, 1916
2   I took her by the hand And I led her to the door.
I kindly asked this pretty girl To kiss me once more, O to kiss me once more.
3   O who will shoe your feet, my love, And who will glove your hands, And who will kiss your ruby lips When I'm in the far-off land ?
4   My father'll shoe my feet, my love, My mother will glove my hand, And you may kiss my ruby lips When you come from far-off land.
5   My being gone six long months, It gave her room to complain, And she wrote" me a letter, saying: You can't come again.
6   One cold winter night when I was a-riding And a-drinking of good wine,
And a-thinking of the pretty little girl That stole that heart of mine.
7   I wish I'd a-died when I was young, Or never had a-been born,
For I never would have met her rosy cheeks, Nor heard her flattering tongue.