IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINE
Sung by: Mrs. Alice Holland and
Mrs. Violet Broyles
Recorded in Fox, AR, 7/18/53
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A wind was blowing freshly from the sea.
A sudden fitful darkness came across the summer sky,
And a shadow stole between my love and me.
Some hasty words were spoken; and then, almost unaware,
Hasty answers, too, and thinking angrily.
All our heartsick bitter longing, all our weeping and our prayers,
Can ne'er make those false and cruel words unsaid.
Chorus: Come back to me, sweetheart, and love me as before.
Come back to me, sweetheart, and leave me nevermore.
In life's dull pathway the sun no longer shines.
Come, love, and meet me in the shadow of the pines.
You took the ring I gave you, nor cast a glance at me
As you held the jeweled trinket in your hands;
And then you turned and tossed it in the waters of the sea
As the waves were splashing idly on the sands.
You went your way unheeding; my tears I could not hide.
You went your way and not a word was said,
Though my stubborn heart was breaking underneath its mask of pride,
As the pine tree sobbed in pity overhead