I'm Sad And I'm Lonely

I’m sad and I’m lonely
My poor heart will break
My sweetheart loves another
Lord, I wished I was dead

My checks once were reddest
As the buds on the rose
But now they are whiter
Than the lilies that grow

Young ladies take warning
Take warning from me
Don’t place your affection
On a young man so free

He’ll hug you and kiss you
He’ll tell you more lies
Than there’s cross-ties on the railroad
Or the stars in the skies

Well I’ll build me a cabin
On the mountain so high
Where the blackbirds can’t see me
Nor hear my sad cry

Traditional, adapted and arranged by Derroll Adams & Wizz Jones
(as it appears on the album Folk Friends)

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