(YOU FAIR AND PRETTY LADIES;
Sung by: Mrs. W.L. Deal
Recorded in Heber Springs, AR, 7/16/53
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Take warning who young men you choose.
They're like a bright star in the summer morning:
They first appear, then they are gone.
They'll tell to you some lovely story,
Declare to you that they are true.
Straightway they'll go and court another,
And that's the love they have for you.
Once I had a false lover,
Indeed, I thought he was my own.
Straightway he went and courted another,
And left me here to grieve and mourn.
Also found in Randolph, Vol. I, #73, "You Fair and Pretty Ladies"; Brown, Vol. III, #254, "Little Sparrow."