The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Here's Your Picture, Dear Charley

Cat. #0958 (MFH #96) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on February 9, 1970

VERSE 1
O, here's your letter, dear Charley
I burned mine, as they came
For fear of reading them over
It'd cause our love t' inflame

VERSE 2
A year ago, dear Charley
Young an' happy, were both
You vowed, you'd never forsake me
But you proved untrue to your oath

VERSE 3
Here your ring dear Charley
I wore h'it a year today
I wore an' cherished it, dear Charley
An' hopin' it stay that way

VERSE 4
Here's your picture, dear Charley
It's almost faded away
For I have kissed it so often
That, you can tell, Miss Gray

VERSE 5
O, here's your ring, dear Chraley
Don't let her wear it, I pray
For you know it was once mine
I wore h'it a year today

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