Wildwood Flower

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Oh I'll twine 'mid the ringlets of my raven black hair 
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The lilies so pale and the roses so fair. 
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The myrtle so bright with an emerald hue 
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and the pale aronatus with eyes of bright blue.

I'll sing and I'll dance, my laugh shall be gay 
I'll cease this wild weeping, drive sorrow away. 
Though my heart now is breaking, he never shall know 
That his name made me tremble 
ΚΚΚ and my pale cheeks to glow.

I'll think of him never, I'll be wildly gay 
I'll charm every heart and the crowd I will sway. 
I'll live yet to see him regret the dark hour 
When he won, then neglected the frail wildwood flower. 

He told me he loved me and promised to love 
Through ill and misfortune all others above. 
Another has won him, ah misery to tell 
He left me in silence, no word of farewell. 

He taught me to love him, he called me his flower 
That blossomed for him all the brighter each hour. 
But I woke from my dreaming, my idol was clay 
My visions of love have all faded away.

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