Little Rosewood Casket

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There’s a little rosewood casket
Resting on a marble stand
With a packet of old love letters   
Written by my true love’s hand

Go and bring them to me sister
Read them o’er for me tonight
I have often tried but could not   
For the tears that filled my eyes

When I’m dead and in my casket
When I gently fall asleep      
Fall asleep to wake in heaven      
Dearest sister do not weep
            
Take his letters and his locket
Place them gently on my heart         
But this golden ring that he gave me      
From my finger never part