DESCRIPTION: The singer's lover went away and is now "blest with a partner whom you love" but cannot love him more than the singer. "May she prosper in your arms." "I hope my dear you'll try and shun The road that leads to hell" but God's judgement is coming soon.
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: infidelity love parting nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan6 1178, "Forsaken" (1 text)
cf. "A Forsaken Lover" (II) (theme and one verse)
NOTES: The verse shared by "Forsaken" and "A Forsaken Lover" (II) seems an unlikely floater: "I little thought when we did part That you would prove unkind But distance does [indifference know/a difference make] [That/Since] you have changed your mind" - BS
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