The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

I Strayled Alone in the Pale Moonlight

Cat. #0471 (MFH #590) - As sung by Mr. Alford, Delmar, Arkansas on February 2, 1960

VERSE 1
I strayled alone in th pale moonlight
My dearest lover and I
She asked me for a parting kiss
Before I told her goodnight
Before I told her goodnight
I asked 'er for a parting kiss
Before I told 'er goodnight

VERSE 2
She says to me, my dearest dear
You know it's for you I'd die
But nothing did that I never done
To kiss my lover goodnight
To kiss my lover goodnight
It's something that I never had done
To kiss a lover goodnight

VERSE 3
He placed a ring upon my fing'r
An' says, I wish it dear
I never have removed yet
But I'll always wear it there
I'll always wear it there
I never have removed it yet
But I'll always wear it there

VERSE 4
Come all you girls who were my chum
To you I'll give advice
If your lover asks for parting kiss
Be sure you pass him by
Be sure you pass him by
If your lover asks for a parting kiss
Be sure you ask him twice