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Farewell My Lilly Dear
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(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1851)
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Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y. (1853)
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Oh! Lilly dear, it grieves me
The tale I have to tell;
Old massa sends me roaming,
So Lilly, fare-you-well!
Oh! fare-you-well my true love,
Farewell old Tennessee,
Then let me weep for you love,
But do not weep for me.
Chorus:
Farewell forever to Old Tennessee;
Farewell my Lilly dear,
Don’t weep for me.
Farewell forever to Old Tennessee;
Farewell my Lilly dear,
Don’t weep for me.
I wake up in the morning,
And walk out on the farm;
Oh! Lilly am a darling
She take me by the arm,
We wander through the clover
Down by the river side,
I tell her that I love her
And she must be my bride.
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I’s guine to roam the wide world
In lands I’ve never hoed,
With nothing but my banjo
To cheer me on the road;
For when I’m sad and weary
I’ll make the banjo play,
To mind me of my true love
When I am far away.
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Oh! Lilly dear ’tis mournful
To leave you hear alone,
You’ll smile before I leave you
And weep when I am gone,
The sun can never shine, love
So bright for you and me,
As when I worked beside you
In good old Tennesse.
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