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Folk Song

X:1 T:The Girl I Left Behind Me C:Trad Z:Webmaster K: W:1 I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill, And o'er the moor and valley. W:Such grievous thoughts my heart do fill Since parting with my Sally. W:I seek no more the bright and gay, For each but does remind me W:How swift the hours did pass away With the girl I've left behind me. W: W:2 Oh, ne'er shall I forget the night; The stars were bright above me, W:And gently lent their silvery light, When first she vowed to love me. W:But now I 'm bound for Brighton Camp. Kind heaven, then, to guide me, W:And send me safely back again To the girl I've left behind me. W: W:3 Her golden hair, in ringlets fair, Her eyes like diamonds shining, W:Her slender waist with carriage chaste, May leave the swans repining. W:Ye gods above, oh hear my prayer To my beauteous fair to bind me W:And send me safely back again To the girl I've left behind me. W: W:4 The bee shall honey taste no more, The dove become a ranger, W:The falling waters cease to roar, 'Ere I shall seek to change her. W:The vows we registered above, Shall ever cheer and bind me, W:In constancy to her I love, The girl I left behind me. % % % % %

					
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