English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 64
The Wagoner's Lad
2   Sparking is pleasure, Parting is grief,
And a false-hearted lover Is worse than a thief.
3   A thief will only rob you, Will take what you have, And a false-hearted lover Will take you to the grave.
4   The grave will only decay you, Will turn you to the dust.
There is not one girl out of a hundred A poor boy can trust.
5   They will tell you they love you To give your heart ease,
And as soon as you back up on them They'll court who they please.
6   It's a-raining, it's a-hailing, The moon it gives no light, Your horses can't travel This dark, lonesome night.
7   Go put up your horses, Feed them some hay ;
Come sit down here by me, love, As long as you stay.
8   My horses are not hungry, Won't eat your hay,
So farewell, my little darling, I'll feed on my way.