Please Don't Wait For Me Darling

Cat. #0798 (MFH #526) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on June 25, 1969

I received your letter, you wrote dear,
Which you said, you'd wait for me
I'm ask'n you to forget me
For my name will never be free

O, please don't wait for me darl'in
You'll never be happy, I know
I will always be an ex-convict
An' branded wherever I go

Three years n' sentence be over
An' th gates swing wide for me
Th jury said, I'm a free man
But my name will never be free