English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies
2   They'll tell to you some pleasing story, Declare to you they love you well, Then go away and court them another, And that's the love they have for you.
3   I once did meet a fair true lover, A true one, too, I took him to be;
And then he went away and found him another, And that's the love he had for me.
4  O that I were a pretty little swallow, Or had I wings that I could fly,
Then away after my true love I'd follow, I'd light upon his breast and flutter And tell him of deceiving me.
5   I hope there is a day a-coming When love shall put an end to me. I hope there is a place of torment To secure my love for deceiving me.