In A Little Village Churchyard

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In a little village churchyard
There I see a grassy mound
There my sweetheart lies a-sleeping
In the cold and silent ground
Gently waves the weeping willow
Birds they warble sweet and low
And there’s no one left to love me
Since my sweetheart had to go

In that little village churchyard
There I stray with a broken heart
There is no one left to love me
Since the day we had to part

That sad day will I remember
When she called me to her side
How I watched her spirit fading
And the tears did blind my sight
Then she said, ‘Goodbye my darling
Dry those teardrops from your eyes
Promise me, my little darling
That you’ll meet me up on high’

In that little village churchyard
There I stray with a broken heart
There is no one left to love me
Since the day we had to part

Oft I’ve wandered to the graveyard
Flowers to plant with tender care
O’er the grave of my dear darling
Darkness finds me weeping there