“The Girl I Left Behind Me (III)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 19C (broadside, Murray Mu23-y1:050)
Keywords: love emigration separation America

Description

The singer is bound for Baltimore but still thinks about "the girl I left behind me. My friends they sent me off for fear I'd wed a steam-loom weaver ... Sweet Helen, dear, tho' far from thee,Our hearts will ne'er be parted." He returns to Glasgow.

Notes

Broadside NLScotland L.C.1270(015) lacks the happy ending. - BS

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