Darling Nellie Across The Sea

The Carter Family

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Oh the night was dark and stormy
When this message came to me
It was from my darling Nellie
Who is far across the sea

Oh dear Jack I know I'm dying
I've no friends or parents nigh
But remember dearest Jackie
There's a home for us on high
Oh dear mother I must leave you
I must go across the sea
I must find my darling Nellie
Who so dearly cared for me

I was wondering through the grave yard
When found where Nellie lay
It was there my heart was broken
It was there I knelt and prayed

Now I'm left alone in sadness
On the fields the flowers wave
And the girl I love is sleeping
In the cold and silent grave

Lay me where my Nellie's sleeping
Close beside her let me lie
Where the blooming flowers are creeping
There oh lay me when I die