#01938
I'm Forsaken For Another (MacEdward Leach)

We lived, we loved in childhood,
And we vowed we'd never part;
We spent lonely hours on wildwood,
Now she's nearly broke my heart.

I'm forsaken for another,
Now one with gold in store;
I'm enlisted as a soldier,
I'm despised for being poor.

As the wedding bells were chiming,
And the carriages passed by,
The lads and lassies smiling,
Soon a teardrop filled my eye.

Soon there came a wealthy stranger,
Now one with gold in store;
And very soon he gained her,
All from me for l was poor.

I'm forsaken for another,
Now one with gold in store;
I'm enlisted as a soldier,
I'm despised for being poor.

As the wedding bells were chiming,
And the carriages passed by,
The lads and lassies smiling,
Soon a teardrop filled my eye.

Good-bye, false girl, I'll leave you,
In sorrow and in pain;
My absence will not grieve you,
Soon you'll bear a stranger's name.

I'm forsaken for another,
Now one with gold in store;
I'm enlisted as a soldier,
I'm despised for being poor.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional song ....####

Collected in 1951 from Mrs Thomas (nee Anastasia Ryan) Ghaney [1883-1959] of Fermeuse, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).


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