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Thread #23959   Message #3834323
Posted By: Jim Dixon
23-Jan-17 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: LAST GOLD DOLLAR (from Ephraim Woodie)
As recorded by Ephraim Woodie and the Henpecked Husbands, 1929.

Lord, I'd give my last gold dollar;
Yes, I'd give my gold watch and chain;
I would pawn this heart in my body
Just to see my darlin' again.

Don't this road look long and lonely?
Don't that stream(?) look wide and deep?
Would you ever think of me, darlin',
If you could not hear me speak?

Take me back to North Carolina.
Bring me back to Tennessee.
Bring me back my blue-eyed darlin'.
She is all this world to me.

I remember last time I saw her,
How my heart was torn with pain
When she says: "Goodbye; God bless you.
We may never meet again."

You may meet with brighter faces.
Some may tell you I'm not true;
But remember, dearest darlin',
No one loves you as I do.

Ev'ry night in this creation,
Spendin' on my trembling knees,
When I pray to God and ask him:
"Oh, what does my sweetheart mean(?)?"

Don't this road look long and lonely,
Windin' down this rugged stream?
But remember, dearest darlin':
You are always in my dreams.

[User "Goose Gander" posted lyrics to a different song called LAST GOLD DOLLAR, but didn't indicate any source]