Keeping in line with my friend Tiger, here is a great Carter Family song to start with.
THE BROKEN HEARTED LOVER
A.P. Carter (Public Domain)
Would you let her part us darling,
Could you truly turn away;
Would it make your heart ache darling,
Not to see me night or day?
Ch. I've been dreaming of you darling,
dreaming of your eyes so blue;
Take me back for love I'm dying,
And I love none else but you.
Many a day with you I've rambled,
Down by the shades of the deep blue sea;
There you told me that you love me,
That you love none else but me.
I will give you back your letters,
And the picture I loved so well;
How it makes my heart ache darling,
Oh, it is hard to say farewell.