Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
The Loving Girl Adieu, my loving girl, adieu, It wounds my heart to part with you The time has come for me to go Therefor your mind I wish to know. I'll go away an' leave you here, Although you are to me most dear, You loved me first, or I thought so, Now my dependence I don't know. Another place I seek to find, An' always have you in my mind, For you I never can forget, Though I will pine an' never fret. You loved me first, I do believe, An' thought you never could deceive, But by some accidental tale To fill your promise you did fail. You have another in your view, I hope to him you will prove true, An' recollect that only love That will one happiness approve. So then adieu, my lovin' girl, Though ties of love I can't unfold, I'll be at peace an' bear in mind The lovin' girl I left behind. From Ozark Folk Songs, Randolph Collected from Georgia Laughlin, MO 1929 RG
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