Cold Cheater’s Heart

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It’s an old familiar story of a boy and a girl
And a love that went wrong from the start
How Bobby he loved Mary and she thought she love’d him
But she found she had a cold cheater’s heart

And that life out on the farm Ain’t what she had in mind
When she promised to honor and obey
So she took to runnin’ ’round all over town
Ain’t it funny how life turns out that way

The years have tumbled by Bobby turned an ol’ blind eye
To the things he hoped just weren’t true
And then came that fateful day when he had been away
Oh they say he came home just too soon

He found them lyin’ there oh it was more than he could bear
He found a gun she cried don’t be rash
But two shots filled the air he stood right there and stared
The deed was done it was over in a flash

That old judge looked down and sighed he said Bobby you’ll have to die
The law is clear and it must take it’s toll
Think on the deed you’ve done your race on earth is run
And may God have mercy on your soul

On a cold November morn in a prison so forelorn
The warden prayed as did the parson too
And the crowd gathered there they heard him loud and clear
His final words were Mary I love you

It’s an old familiar story of a boy and a girl
And a love that went wrong from the start
How Bobby he loved Mary and she thought she love’d him
But she found she had a cold cheater’s heart