Only Girl I Ever Cared About, The

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There’s a town not far from here
Lived a maiden sweet and fair
And a lad that loved her better than his life
He was pleading every way
Just to have her name the day
That he might claim her for his little wife

When on the streets they meet
A question he’d repeat
She would laugh and turn her little face away
Till he saw with grief and pain
That his pleadings were in vain
In a jealous rage she softly heard him say

   You are the only girl I ever cared about
   You are the one I love and cannot live without
   Won’t you brighten up my life
   Come and be my little wife
   You are the only girl I ever cared about

She never seen his face no more
Till one day he passed her door
Another girl was walking by his side
They seemed so bright and gay
As they strolled along the way
In a jealous rage she turned away and cried,

He has gone beyond recall
And I love him after all!
When she met the couple on the street next day
He called on her to wait
Introduced his cousin, Kate
Now she’s happy ‘cause she softly heard him say