Cat. #0998 (MFH #123) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 7, 1969
In my prison cell so deary
Alone I set with achin' heart
Thinking of my only darling
From her, forever I must part
Th rose we took from th garden
As we was walkin' side by side
An' th hopes of tomorrow
An' she can never be my bride
Th rose she send for a token
She sent it just to clear my plea
Just to tell me her heart was breakin'
To cheer me --- ----- --- --- ---
O Lordy, I've forgot it. Just take it all off an' forget it. I'll try it again.