I Truly Understand - Traditional Arr. by Peter Tork

    Remember what you said, my dear
    When we stood side by side
    You swore you'd love no one but me
    And be no other man's bride, my dear
    And be no other man's bride

    And I truly understand
    That you love another man
    And your heart shall no longer be mine

    I wish to the Lord I'd never been born
    Or died when I was young
    Than seen them two brown eyes of yours
    Or heard that flattering tongue, my dear
    Or heard that flattering tongue

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Now who's gonna shoe your pretty little foot
    Who's gonna glove your hand
    Now who's gonna kiss your ruby red lips
    When I'm in the foreign land, my dear
    When I'm in the foreign land

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Notes: I Found the song on a Peggy Seeger album. It's intriguing because of its unusual rhythmic and harmonic cadences and melodic line. There'a a mixing of two traditional styles that makes it sound fresh.


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