At the Foot of the Mountain Brow
Come all young men and maidens, and listen to my song,
A song or two I'll sing to you, I won't detain you long.
'Tis all about a young man I'm going to tell you now.
Who has lately gone a-courting at the foot of the mountain brow.
Oh, he says, “My pretty fair maid, if you will come with me, We’ll go and we’ll get married and happy we will be.
Look down in yonder valley; my horses and my plows
Are laboring late and early for the maid of the mountain brow.”
“If they are laboring late and early, kind sir, it is not for me, I am hearing that your conduct is not the best, you see.
There is an inn where you call in, I hear the people say,
Where you drink and call and pay for all, and go home at the break of day.”
“If I drink and call and pay for all, my money is all my own;
I’ll spend none of your fortune, for I hear that you have none.
You thought you had my heart gained once, but I’m going to tell you now, I can leave you as I found you at the foot of the mountain brow.
“Oh, Jimmie, dearest Jimmie, how can you prove unkind?
The girl you once loved dearly you are going to leave behind.
You can leave your love behind you, but I’m going to tell you now You will leave her brokenhearted at the foot of the mountain brow.”