SHADOW OF THE PINE
Sung by: Mrs. Ben Daugherty
Recorded in Cave City, AR 8/10/58
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As the wind was blowing swiftly from the sea,
But a sudden fitful darkness came across the summer sky,
And a shadow stole between my love and me.
You took the ring I gave you;
Cast a glance at me,
As you held the jeweled trinket in your hand.
Oh, then you turned and tossed it in the waters of the sea,
Where the waves were splashing idle on the sea.
Chorus: Come back, come back to me, sweetheart,
And leave me nevermore.
Back, back to me, darling,
Leave me nevermore.
In life's dull pathway
The sun will never shine.
Come, love, and meet me
In the shadows of the pine.
I awake from bitter dreaming but to call out your name.
I sleep again to dream of you once more.
Oh, my heartsick bitter longing and my weeping and my pride
Ne'er can make those false and cruel words unsaid.