of American Fiddle Music
there ain't no notes to it...you just play it"
Ive Always Been a
Grayson & Whitter
Ive always been a rambler,
my fortunes been quite hard
Always loved the women, drink whiskey and played cards
My parents treated me kindly, as they had no boy but me
My mind was bent on rambling, at home I couldnt agree.
There was a wealthy farmer, who
lived in the country by
Had one handsome daughter, on who I cast an eye
She was so tall and handsome, so pretty and so fair
There aint one girl in the wide world, with her I could
So I asked if it made any difference,
if I crossed oer the plain
She said itll make no difference, so you return again
She said that shed prove true to me, until I proved unkind
We shook hands and parted, with the one I left behind.
I left old North Carolina, to
Marion I did go
Went on to Johnson City, gonna see this wide world oer
Where money and work was plentiful, and the girls treated me
The only object of my heart, was the one I left behind.
I rambled out one evening, down
on the public square
The mail had just arriven, when the postman met me there
Handed me a letter, which give me to understand
Girl Ive left in North Carolina, has married another man.
I read a few lines further, till I found that it was true
My heart was filled with trouble, I didnt know what to
My heart was filled with trouble, while troubles on my
Going drink and gamble, for the one Ive left behind.