I wish to the load I'd never been born
Or died when I was young
I never would have seen your sparkling blue eyes
Or heard your liyn' tongue

All the good time are past and gone
All the good time are o'er
All the good time are past and gone
Little darling don't weep no more

Don't you see that turtle dove
That flies from pine to pine
He's mourning for his own true love
Just like I mourn for mine

* Refrain

Don't you see that passenger train
Going around the bend?
It's talking away my own true love
To never return again

* Refrain

Come back,come back my own true love
And stay a while with me
For if ever I've had a friend in this world
You've been a friend to me

* Refrain

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