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On top of old smokey.
On top of old smokey all covered with snow
I lost my true lover for courting too slow
For courting's A pleasure and parting's A grief
And A false hearted lover is worse than A thief
For A thief will just rob you and take all you save
But A false hearted lover will lead you to the grave
And the grave will decay you and turn you to dust
Not one girl in A hundred A poor boy can trust
They'll hug you and kiss you and tell you more lies
Than cross lines on A railroad or stars in the skies
So come all your maidens and listen to me
Never place your affections on A green willow tree
For the leaves they will wither and the roots they will die
You'll all be forsaken and never know why.



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