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Youth of the Heart

Sidney Carter and Donald Swann
When I was a young man I hadn’t a penny When shall we marry, me molly would say But I was a wise man and said to me darling Oh love that is true love will not fade away I went to America looking for money Worked all the day and I slept all alone And the sweet silver dollars I saved for my darling To clothe her in satin and make her my own CHORUS: Youth of the heart and the dew of the morning Love that is true love will not fade away Youth of the heart and the dew of the morning You wait and they’ve left you without any warning I came back to Ireland me pockets a jingling Wedding bells rang as I came down the street Ah where is that colleen I came back to marry I asked the first neighbor I happened to meet Your love has grown weary of keeping her kisses Learning a song that will never be sung This morning your Molly has married another A penniless man, with a heart that is young All you young lovers all ready to marry Remember me story and heed what I say For I am a wise man and now I am sorry The wisdom of winter is madness in May

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