I Can Forgive But Not Forget (Sweetheart, Farewell)

DESCRIPTION: "Sweetheart, farewell; at last we part. I leave you with an aching heart." The singer tells how (her?) lover scorned her. She says she loves him yet; "I can forgive but not forget." She thinks his false friends may prove untrue, and he will remember her.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: love separation betrayal nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 166, "Farewell, Sweetheart" (1 text)
Roud #6579
cf. "Forget You I Never May" (theme)
File: BrII166

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