Farewell Nellie

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Farewell Nellie farewell darling
Soon with strangers I must roam
Don’t forget the one that loves you
Far away from friends and home

     Fly across the ocean birdie
     Fly across the deep blue sea
     Take this message to my darling
     She’ll be glad to hear from me

You have told me that you love me
But you haven’t proved it true
So I’ll go and court some other
That will love me more than you

When the whippoorwills are singing
Across the dark and lonely sea
When you’re thinking of ten thousand
Will you sometimes think of me

How my heart is filled with sorrow
And my eyes are filled with tears
No I’ll not forget you darling
If I live ten thousand years