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Despised for Being Poor, song lyrics

Song: Despised for Being Poor
Lyrics: C. H. Austin(1) (3)

Music: C. H. Austin(1)
Year: 1885(1)
Genre: Ballad
Country: USA


Farewell false girl, I leave you,
In sorrow and in pain,
My absence may not grieve you,
Soon you'll hear a strangers name.
I'm for saken for another,
For one with gold in store,
So farewell dear father and mother,
I'm despised for being poor,
So farewell dear father and mother,
I despised for being poor.

(1st CHORUS:)
So farewell, dear father and mother,
I'm despised for bring poor.
So farewell, dear father and mother,
I'm despised for bring poor.

We've lived and love'd since childhood,
And we vow'd we ne'er would part,
Pass'd many hours in the wildwood.
She has nearly broke my heart.
There came a wealthy stranger,
For from a foreign shore,
He wooed and soon he gain'd her,
From me for I was poor,
He wooed and soon he gain'd her,
From me for I was poor.
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(2nd CHORUS:)
He wooed and soon he gain'd her,
From me, for I was poor.
He wooed and soon he gain'd her,
From me, for I was poor.

When wed the bells were chiming,
As the carriges pass'd by,
The lads and lasses smiling,
But a tear was in her eye.
May sorrow ne'er distress her,
But happiness in store,
And lovingly I'll bless her,
Tho' despised for being poor,
And lovingly I'll bless her,
Tho' despised for being poor.
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(3nd CHORUS:)
And lovingly I'll bless her,
Though despised for being poor.
And lovingly I'll bless her,
Though despised for being poor.


Notes:

1 - Transcribed from the sheet music, September 2015.

2 - Published by Oliver Ditson & Co., 451 Washington St., Boston, in 1885.

3 - We have no confirmed details of who C. H. Austin was. If you do, please go to the "About" page in the menu at the top, and let us know. Thank you.