ı was born ın east virginia,
north carolina ı did go.
there ı met the fairest maiden
but her name ı do not know.
her hair ıt was a brightsome color
and her cheeks were rosy red.
on her breast she wore white lilies,
all the tears that ı have shed.
ın my heart you are my darling,
at my door youre welcome ın.
at my gate ıll always meet you
ıf your love ı could only win.
ın the night ım dreaming of you,
ın the day ı find no rest.
just the thought of you, my darling,
sends aching pains all through my breast.
ıd rather be ın some dark holler
where the sun refused to shine
than to see you with another one, darling,
to know you never will be mine.
oh, when ım dead and ın my coffin
with my face towards the sun,
come and look upon me, darling
see the deed that you have done.
Ekleyen : Ali İhsan Candemir