Died for Love

by Percy Grainger

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Died for Love
English source: Anon.

I wish my baby it e was born,
Lyin’ smilin’ on its father’s knee,
Addnd I was dead and in my grave,
And green gress growin’ all over me.

Dig me my grave long, wide and deep,
Put a marbil stone at my head and feet;
But a turtle white dove put over above
For to let the world know that I died for love.


Percy Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist who lived in the United States from 1914 on and became a citizen in 1918.  Read more here.


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