Beautiful Mabel Claire

Along the green lanes in the springtime
I gathered the violets blue
Echoing yet with the bee-song
And wet with the morning dew

    Gathered them for sweet Mabel
    Beautiful Mabel Claire
    Clasped in her dainty fingers
    And braid in her shining hair

And then when the summer was fairer
For the love of those brown, brown eyes
I gathered the royal roses
Fairer than sunset skies

And then comes dreary November
Making me moan and weep
For closing her brown eyes softly
Dear Mable has gone to sleep

    Closing her brown eyes softly
    Beautiflu Mabel Claire
    No more will I gather the roses
    To braid in her shining hair

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