Green Valley Oh the first young man that came courting me I'll make no doubt that he loved me With his false heart and his lathering tongue He was the first to entice me when I was young. Oh the first six months his love proved kind Until at last he changed his mind Saying "My parents call and I must obey So it's good-bye love, I am going away". I will hold you fast, I'll not let you go For you are mine by rights, you know For feel those vows that you made to me As the bright sun rose on Green Valley, It was on this book love you made me swear And those few lines you soon shall hear That no other marriage was I ne'er to make With no other man all for your sake Now must I go bound while he goes free Must I love a man that don't love me And must I play the childish part And love a man who has broke my heart. I will sing one verse and I'll sing no more Since the boy has gone that I adore I will change my mind like the wavering wind And depend no more on false mankind. DC
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