The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

You Are False, But I'll Forgive You

Cat. #1182 (MFH #819) - As sung by O.B. Campbell, Vinita, Oklahoma on August 9, 1971

VERSE 1
Fare the well, for once't I loved you
Even more than tongue can tell
Little did I think you'd leave me
Now, I bid you a sad farewell

VERSE 2
You have wrecked th heart, I cherished
You have doomed me, day by day
You are false, but I'll forgive you
But forget, I never may

VERSE 3
When I saw your eyes an' virtues
I could scarely believe my own
When I heard your voice in anger
It was death to every tone

VERSE 4
They have told you some false stories
You believed them all, they say
You are false, but I'll forgive you
But forget, I never may

VERSE 5
One more word an' all is over
Why are you, unkind to me
Tell me why you do not love me
Turn aside, how can it be

VERSE 6
No word, not one word of pleasure
You believed them all, they say
You are false, but I'll forgive you
But forget, I never may