Can't you hear the nightbirds crying
Can't you hear that lonesome dove
Sayin' won't you come back darling
To the only one you love


Meet me out on the mountain
Underneath the lonesome pine
Where we vowed we'd love each other
Darlin' say won't you be mine

Where the mountain laurels blooming
And the wildwood blossom grow
There we vowed to love each other
In our childhood long ago

Then I left my little darling
Lord I've rambled for too long
Many times I prayed to see her
Now I'm on my way back home