Once I Had A Love

Author Unknown

I once had a love and I loved her so well
I hated all others who spoke of her ill
Now she’s rewarded me well for my love
She’s gone to be wed with another

I saw my love down to the church go
And the bride and bride’s mother made a fine show
I followed after my heart full of woe
To see my love wed to another

I saw my love she sat down to dine
I sat down beside her and poured out the wine
I drank to the lass that would never be mine
For she’s gone to be wed to another

The men of the forest ask it of me
How many strawberries grow round the salt sea?
I answer them back with a tear in my eye
How many ships sail in the forest?

Dig me a grave and dig it so deep
Bury me in it to take a long sleep
Cover it over with flowers so sweet
Maybe in time I’ll forget her