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Dear Companion I once did have a dear companion Indeed I thought his love my own Until a dark eyed girl betrayed me And then he cares no more for me Just go and leave me if you wish to It will never trouble me For in your heart you love another And in my grave I'd rather be Last night you were sweetly sleeping Dreaming in some sweet repose While I, a poor girl, broken hearted Listened to the wind that blows When I see your babe a laughing It makes me think of your sweet face But when I see your babe a crying It makes me think of my disgrace recorded by Edna Ritchie on Folk Legacy and by the Carter Family and by Jean Ritchie SOF
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