Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

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Young Ladies
i. Come, roll 'round your wheel of fortune; Come, roll around once more for me; A young man's love is quite uncertain; My own experience teaches me.
2. Once I had a gay, young lover; He was my joy; he was my pride; But now he's going with another; He's sitting by another's side.
3.1 must confess I dearly love him; 1 kept the secret in my breast; I never knew an ill about him Until I learned to love him best.
4.1 never knew he was going to leave me Until one night when he came in; He sat down by me and told me; 'Twas when my trouble first began.
5. Had I the wings of a little sparrow, I wouldn't pine nor would 1 die,
But 1 would follow my false-hearted lover And tell him where he told a lie.
6. Had I the wings of a little swallow, Or had 1 the wings of a turtle dove, I'd fly away from this world of sorrow Into some land of light and love.
7. Now, all you girls, take warning; Be careful how you love young men, For they are like the stars of morning, As soon as daylight they are gone.