East Virginia blues
Update 2002-07-29

I was born in East Virginia
North Carolina I did go
There I met a fair young lady
Her name and age I did not know

Oh her hair was dark and curly
And her cheeks were rosy red
On her breast she wore a white lily
Where I long to lay my head

Molly dear, go ask your mother 
Tell her that our love is true
If she says no, come back and tell me 
And I'll run away with you

No I'll not go ask my mother 
For she lies on her bed at rest 
in her hand she holds a dagger 
To kill the man that I love best

I don't want your greenback dollar
I don't want your watch and chain
All I want is your heart darling
Say you'll take me back again

The ocean's deep and I can't wade it
And I have no wings to fly
I'll just get me a blue eyed boatman
For to row me o'er the tide

I'll go back to East Virginia
North Carolina ain't my home
I'll go back to East Virginia
And leave those North Carolinians alone

Oh you know I'd like to see you 
At my door you're welcome in 
At my gate I'll always greet you 
For you're the girl I tried to win
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