Wildwood Flower

Cat. #0252 (MFH #689) - As sung by Mrs. Gladys McChristain, Huntsville, Arkansas on October 1, 1958

I twine with my mangles and waving black hair
With th roses so red an' th lilies so fair
And petals so bright with th emerald dew
Th pale an' the leaders an' eyes look like blue

I will dance, I will sing an' my locks shall be gay
I will charm every heart in this crowd I will sway
When I woke from my dream, in this wide open space
A portion of love had all flown away

He taught me to love him an' promised to love
And to cheerish me over all others above
Now, my heart gives a warning no other can tell
He has left me no warning, no words of farewell

He taught me to love him an' called me his flower
That's blooming to cheerish thru lifes dreary hour
O, I want to see him an' regret th dark hour
He's th one that's neglected, this pale wildwood flower