The Songs He Sang
East Virginia Blues: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
I don't want your greenback dollar I don't want your silver chain All I want is your love darlin Won't you take me back again? Well I was born in East Virginia North Carolina I did go Where I spied a fair young lady And her name I do not know But her hair was dark in color And her cheeks were rosy red 'pon her breast she wore white lillies Where I longed to lay my head At my heart you are my darlin' At my door you're welcome in At my gate I'll always meet you You're the girl I tried to win I'd rather be in some dark holler Where the sun refused to shine Than to see you with another When you promised to be mine I don't want your greenback dollar I don't want your silver chain All I want is your love darlin' Won't you take me back again?
Looks to be a merging of two songs, East Virginia Blues and Greenback Dollar. 90 seconds of poignant lost love.