WILL YOU MEET ME TONIGHT, LOVE?
Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 7/14/52
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All loaded with the silver and gold.
Before my Lulu shall suffer,
That ship shall be anchored and sold.
Chorus: Will you meet me, will you meet me tonight, love?
Will you meet me by the moonlight alone?
I have a sad story to tell you,
Must be told by the moonlight alone.
I asked your momma for you;
She said you was too young.
I wish I'd a never a-saw you,
Or else you'd a-never been born.
I'm going to new jail tomorrow
To leave my darling behind.
The cold iron bars around me,
A plank for my pillow I'll find.
Also found in Brown, Vol. III, #350, "The Prisoner's Song."