Tragic romance
Update 2002-08-01

Nestled in the heart of the Tennessee hills
Midst peaceful pines neath the rocks and the rills
There stands my old homestead of long years ago
That brings back sweet memories of the one I loved so

I courted a maiden so weet and so fair
With pearly blue eyes and with chestnut brown hair
She promised to love me and always be mine
But I went away leaving her far behinde

I'll tell you the reason that I left her there
To roam this old world filled with sorrow and care
I saw her one night in the arms of a man
Hugging and kissing like true lovers can

I went to my home with a heart full of woe
Packed my velongings determined to go
For many long years this old world I did roam
With toughts of my sweetheart my darling my own

Then dining one day in a little country town
A stranger came in and he chanced to sit down
While talking of loved ones I happened to find
That his sister was that old sweetheart of mine

When he heard my story to me he did say
The one that I loved has a long time been dead
She waited so long for the day you'd return
Why you did leave her she neer did learn

Now I am the man you saw that fateful night
Wrapped in the arms of my sister so tight
She loved you so dearly that you broke her heart
Poor stranger from her you forever must part
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