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The (Tennessee) Girl I Left Behind Me

She wrote to me from Tennessee
Her words forever find me
She said come back and be my love
Come back and you will find me

Chorus: Oh sweet little girl
             Oh pretty little girl
            The girl I left behind me
            With rosy cheeks and curly hair
             The girl I left behind me

I never shall forget the night
The stars were bright above me
And gently leant their silvery light
When first she said she loved me

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Iím lonesome since I crossed the hill
And oíer the moor and valley
To tell each thought my heart does fill
Since parting with my Sally

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The wind did blow and the rain did fall
The chill it come and bind me
I followed that girl that sweet little girl
The girl I left behind me

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But now I fight for Tennessee
In the sixteenth you will find me
Though still I think of the girl I love
The girl I left behind me

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If ever I travel this road again
If the Yankees they donít kill me
Iíll go right back to Tennessee
To the girl I left behind me

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