Sung by: Mrs. Sherman Rutherford
Recorded in Batesville, AR 9/1/58

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Dear sweetheart, I write to you.
My heart is filled with pain,
For if these things I hear are true,
I'll never see you again.
You promised that you'd wait for me,
That nothing could come between,
That in my home some day you'd be
My wife and lovely queen.

Chorus: Please write and say you love me yet,
And still long to be my wife.
I'll return and then we'll wed
And live a happy life.

I'll still give you that cozy home
And plant a garden there,
And plant for you with my own hand
Sweet flowers rich and rare.


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

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Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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