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See also: My Sweet Forget Me Not (Eddie Coffey)
And also: Sweet Forget Me Not (Ryan's Fancy)
And also: Graceful And Charming (Great Big Sea)
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Fancy brings a thought to mind of a flower that's bright and fair,
Its grace and beauty both combine in brighter jewel more rare;
Just like a maiden that I know once shared my happy lot,
She whispered when we parted last, "Oh, you'll forget me not."

She's graceful and she's charming like the lily in the pond,
Time is flying swiftly by, of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies are blooming 'round the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered, "You'll forget me not."

We met, I really don't know where, but still it's just the same,
For love grows in the city streets as well as in the lane;
I gently clasped her tiny hand - one glance at me she shot,
She dropped her flower, I picked it up - 'twas the sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming like the lily in the pond,
Time is flying swiftly by, of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies are blooming 'round the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered, "You'll forget me not."

And then there came a happy time when something that I said,
Caused her lips to murmur, "Yes", and shortly we were wed;
There is a house down in the lane and a tiny garden plot,
Where grows a flower, I know it well, it's the sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming like the lily in the pond,
Time is flying swiftly by, of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies are blooming 'round the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered, "You'll forget me not."

Time is flying swiftly by, of her I am so fond.
The roses and the daisies are blooming 'round the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered, "You'll forget me not."
When we parted, where she whispered, "You'll forget me not."

She's graceful and she's charming like the lily in the pond,
Time is flying swiftly by, of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies are blooming 'round the spot,
When we parted, where she whispered, "You'll forget me not."
Where we parted, when she whispered, "You'll forget me not."

####.... Variant of Song With Waltz Chorus published in 1877 by Robert (Bobby) Newcomb (aka Robert Hughes) [1847-1888] (traveling minstrel, songwriter) of Cincinatti, Ohio ....####
Sung by Vincent Ledwell [1888-1982] of Calvert, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

This variant was arranged and recorded by A Frank and Carson Willis (Singers For Fishermen ©1992. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved.)


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A variant was recorded as My Sweet Forget Me Not by Eddie Coffey of Branch, NL (The Girls From Newfoundland/Eddie Coffey And His Coffey-Mate, trk#8, 1977, Don Park Music, Inc., Markham, Ontario).

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A variant was recorded as Sweet Forget Me Not by Ryan's Fancy (Dance Around This One ©1981, Boot Records).

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A variant was also recorded by Ian Robb (Rose & Crown, 1985).

A variant was also recorded as Sweet Forget Me Not by Ed Power of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL (Kitchen Songs, trk#9, 1999, arranged, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Bishop of SoundScape Productions, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL).

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Great Big Sea also recorded a variant as Graceful And Charming (The Hard And The Easy, Warner Music Canada, 2005).

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(As recorded by A Frank and Carson Willis)

Intro: [C] [G] [D] [G]
Fancy brings a thought to mind of a [C] flower that's bright and [G] fair,
Its [C] grace and beauty [G] both combine in [A7] brighter jewel more [D] rare;
Just [G] like a maiden that I know once [C] shared my happy [G] lot,
[C] She whispered [G] when we parted last, [D] "Oh, you'll forget me [G] not."

She's graceful and, she's charming like the [C] lily in the [G] pond,
[C] Time is flying [G] swiftly by, of [A7] her I am so [D] fond;
The [G] roses and the daisies are [C] blooming 'round the [G] spot,
[C] Where we parted, [G] when she whispered, [D] "You'll forget me [G] not."

We met I really don't know when, but [C] still it's just the [G] same,
For [C] love grows in the [G] city streets as [A7] well as in the [D] lane;
I [G] gently clasped her tiny hand - one [C] glance at me she [G] shot,
She [C] dropped her flower, I [G] picked it up - 'twas the [D] sweet forget-me- [G] not.

She's graceful and, she's charming like the [C] lily in the [G] pond,
[C] Time is flying [G] swiftly by, of [A7] her I am so [D] fond;
The [G] roses and the daisies are [C] blooming 'round the [G] spot,
[C] Where we parted, [G] when she whispered, [D] "You'll forget me [G] not."

And then there came a happy time when [C] something that I [G] said,
[C] Caused her lips to [G] murmur, "Yes", and [A7] shortly we were [D] wed;
There [G] is a house down in the lane and a [C] tiny garden [G] plot,
Where [C] grows a flower, [G] I know it well, it's the [D] sweet forget-me- [G] not.

She's graceful and, she's charming like the [C] lily in the [G] pond,
[C] Time is flying [G] swiftly by, of [A7] her I am so [D] fond;
The [G] roses and the daisies are [C] blooming 'round the [G] spot,
[C] Where we parted, [G] when she whispered, [D] "You'll forget me [G] not."

[C] Time is flying [G] swiftly by, of [A7] her I am so [D] fond.
The [G] roses and the daisies are [C] blooming 'round the [G] spot,
[C] Where we parted, [G] when she whispered, [D] "You'll forget me [G] not."
[C] When we parted, [G] where she whispered, [D] "You'll forget me [G] not."

She's graceful and, she's charming like the [C] lily in the [G] pond,
[C] Time is flying [G] swiftly by, of [A7] her I am so [D] fond;
The [G] roses and the daisies are [C] blooming 'round the [G] spot,
[C] When we parted, [G] where she whispered, [D] "You'll forget me [G] not."
[C] Where we parted, [G] when she whispered, [D] "You'll forget me [G] not."

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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