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I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets (Maud Irving and J.P. Webster) I'll twine 'mid the ringlets of my raven black hair The lilies so pale and the roses so fair The myrtle so bright with an emerald hue And the pale aronatus with eyes of bright blue. I'll sing and I'll dance, my laugh shall be gay I'll cease this wild weeping, drive sorrow away. Tho' my heart is now breaking, he never shall know That his name made me tremble and my pale cheeks to glow. I'll think of him never, I'll be wildly gay I'll charm ev'ry heart, and the crowd I will sway. I'll live yet to see him regret the dark hour When he won, then neglected, the frail wildwood flower. He told me he loved me, and promised to love Through ill and misfortune, all others above Another has won him, ah! mis'ry to tell He left me in silence, no word of farewell. He taught me to love him, he call'd me his flower That blossom'd for him all the brighter each hour But I woke from my dreaming, my idol was clay My visions of love have all faded away. Note: Dated 1860. As far as we can tell, this is the original. RG RG
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