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Traditional
  1. I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill, And o'er the moor and valley.
    Such grievous thoughts my heart do fill Since parting with my Sally.
    I seek no more the bright and gay, For each but does remind me
    How swift the hours did pass away With the girl I've left behind me.
  2. Oh, ne'er shall I forget the night; The stars were bright above me,
    And gently lent their silvery light, When first she vowed to love me.
    But now I 'm bound for Brighton Camp. Kind heaven, then, to guide me,
    And send me safely back again To the girl I've left behind me.
  3. Her golden hair, in ringlets fair, Her eyes like diamonds shining,
    Her slender waist with carriage chaste, May leave the swans repining.
    Ye gods above, oh hear my prayer To my beauteous fair to bind me
    And send me safely back again To the girl I've left behind me.
  4. The bee shall honey taste no more, The dove become a ranger,
    The falling waters cease to roar, 'Ere I shall seek to change her.
    The vows we registered above, Shall ever cheer and bind me,
    In constancy to her I love, The girl I left behind me.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah