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The Jealous Lover (Collected by Ellen Stekert from "Fuzzy" Barhight) Way down in yonders valley, where the violets fade and bloom There lies my own fair Ellen, so silent in the tomb. She's died, not broken hearted, or by disease she fell But in one moment parted from the friends she loved so well. One night when the moon shone brighter than it ever shone before Down to this maiden's cottage this jealous lover bore. Saying "Love, come let us wander, down in the woods so gay And while we talk, we'll ponder upon our wedding day." Deep, deep, into the forest he led his love so gay Deep, deep, into the forest did the jealous lover stray. "Oh, I care not, love, to wander down in the woods so gay, I care not, love, for to ponder upon our wedding day." "Retreat your way, no never, these woods no more you'll roam So bid goodbye forever to your parents, friends and home." Then down on her knees before him, she pleaded for her life Deep, deep, into her bosom, he plunged the fatal knife. "Oh Willie, I'll forgive you with my last parting breath Oh Willie, I'll forgive you." Then she closed her eyes in death. Though a banner waves high o'er her, until the bugle sounds A stranger came and found her, cold and lifeless on the ground. Recorded by Stekert- N. Y. Lumberjack DT #626 Laws F1 RG
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!