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Thread #72121 Message #2492105
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
12-Nov-08 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: Origins/ADD: Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight
Subject: Lyr Add: MEET ME BY THE MOONLIGHT (Carter vers.)
Lyr. Add: MEET ME BY THE MOONLIGHT
Carter Family Songs; aka The Prisoner's Song
I'm going to the new jail tomorrow
To leave the one that I love
To leave my friends and relations
And, oh, how lonely, my love.
Meet me by the moonlight, love, meet me
Meet me by the moonlight alone
For I have a sad story to tell you
To be told by the moonlight alone.
My parents, how cruel they treat me
They drive me away from their door
If I live 100 years longer
I'll never go back any more.
If I had a ship on the ocean
All laden and lined with pure gold
Before my darling should suffer
I'd have that ship anchored and sold.
If I had the wings of an angel
O'er land and sea I'd fly
I'd fly to the arms of my darling
Then I'd be willing to die
AKA "The Prisoner's Song." Couldn't find it posted.
Carter Family Songs
Most Carter Family songs at this site.