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Text:

My love said to me
My Mother won't mind
And my Father won't slight you
For your lack of kind
Then she stepped away from me
And this she did say
It will not be long love
'Til our wedding day.

She stepped away from me
And she went through the Fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there
And then she went homeward
With one star awake
As the swan in the evening
Move over the lake

Last night she came to me
She came softly in
So softly she came that
Her feet made no din
She laid her hand on me
And this she did say
It will not be long love
Till our wedding day.