English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 105
The Awful Wedding
stu - dies, And her          old true love run strong in her mind.
2   They were all seated round the table, And every one should sing a song;
And the very first one was her old true lover, And this is the song that he sung to the bride.
3   If any one should ask the reason Why I put on my strange attire,
I'm crossed in love, that is the reason, I've lost my only heart's delight.
4   But I'll put on my strange attire, And I will wear it for a week or two,
Till I change my old love for the new.
5   But how can you lie with your head on another man's pillow, When you proved your love so late to me ?
To bear it any longer she was not able, And down at her bridegroom's feet she fell.
6   There one thing I do desire, Perhaps you all will grant me;
That is this night to lie by my mother, And all that love me lie with thee.
7   And this request being soon was granted, With watery eyes they went to bed.
So early, so early, as they rose in the morning, They found the young bride lying dead.