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Farewell my joy and heart,
Since you and I must part,
You're the fairest that e'er I did see,
It's down in Cupid's chains
Where we used to remain
And in tears I will spend the whole day.

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Source: A Dorset Book of Folk Songs, EFDSS, 1958

Collected from Mrs Russell, Bere Regis, by the Hammonds between 1905 and 1908.
According the this source, "Mrs Marina Russell contributed 71 songs to the Hammonds' Dorset collection, though many of them are fragmentary." However, this figure is thought to be an underestimate - see the thread.

Roud: 583 (Search Roud index at VWML) Take Six

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