Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men ~ East Virginia Blues

Well I was born in East Virginia
North Carolina I did go
Where I spied a fair young lady
And her name I do not know

But her hair was dark in color
And her cheeks were rosy red
'pon her breast she wore white lillies
Where I longed to lay my head

I don't want your greenback dollar
I don't want your silver chain
All I want is your love darlin'
Won't you take me back again

At my heart you are my darlin'
At my door you're welcome in
At my gate I'll always meet you
You're the girl I tried to win


I'd rather be in some dark holler
Where the sun refused to shine
Than to see you with another
When you promised to be mine

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