Sung by: Earl Branscum
Recorded in Mountain View, AR 4/20/63

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Sweetheart, as I write to you,
My heart is filled with pain,
And if the things I hear are true,
I’ll never see you again.

Chorus: My future hopes are placed on you;
Since you've been my guiding star.
Please write and tell me you are true
To a sailor who waits so far,
And tell me that you love me yet,
Still long to be my wife,
And I’ll return, and then we’ll wed,
And live a happy life.

I builded that cozy home
And made a garden there,
And planted, too, with my own hands
Sweet flowers rich and rare.


All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

The John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection
Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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