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She never had a mother,
She hardly knew her dad.
She's been in town for 18 years,
And I'm the only boy she's had.
Baby, I can't stay.
Oh, maybe I'll come back someday.
Oh baby, don't go,
Pretty baby please don't go.
I love you so, pretty baby please don't go.
I never had no money,
I bought at the second-hand store.
The way this old town laughs at me,
I just can't take it no more.
Said she can't stay.
You're gonna be a lady someday.
When she gets to the city,
Her tears will all be dry.
My eyes will look so pretty,
No-one's gonna know I cried.
She's goin' away,
And maybe she'll come back someday.
*REPEAT CHORUS* (to end of song)