The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling

Cat. #0989 (MFH #168) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 7, 1969

VERSE 1
Don't go out tonight, my darling
Please, don't leave me here alone
Stay at home with me my darling
I'm so lonesome when you're gone

VERSE 2
Tho' your wine cup may be tempted
An' your friends are full of glee
I will try my best to cheer you
Darlin', won't you stay with me

VERSE 3
O my darlin', do not leave me
For my heart is full of woe
Please, stay home with me my darling
Please, don't go there anymore

VERSE 4
O dear Lord, he's gone an' left me
With a curse upon his lips
No one knows how I have suffered
From that awful cup he drank

VERSE 5
O, I can hear his heavy foot steps
An' th rap upon th door
They have brought home, my darling
There he is upon th floor

VERSE 6
O, how can I ever wake him
All he care is rum, rum, rum,
All my fondest hope, I cherished
They have faded, one by one