The Girl I Left Behind Me

E. NASON & CO. SONG PUBLISHERS, 120 Fulton Street, New York

The Girl I Left Behind me.

I’m lonesome since I crossed the hills,
And o’er the moor that’s sedgy;
With heavy thoughts my mind is filled,
Since I have parted, Peggy.
Whene’er I turn to view the place,
The tears doth fail and blind me,
When I think on the charming grace
Of the girl I left behind me.

The hours I remember well,
When next to see doth move me,
The burning flames my heart doth tell,
Since first she owned she loved me.
In search of some one fair and gay,
Several doth remind me;
I know my darling loves me well,
Though I left her behind me.

The bees shall lavish, make no store,
And the dove become a ranger;
The fallen water cease to roar,
Before I’ll ever change her.
Each mutual promise faithfully made
By her whom tears doth blind me,
And bless the hour I pass away
With the girl I left behind me.

My mind her image full retains,
Whether asleep or waking:
I hop to see my jewel again,
For her my heart is breaking.
But if ever I chance to go that way,
And that she has not resigned me,
I’ll reconcile my mind and stay
With the girl I left behind me.

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