Don’t Forget This Song

My home’s in old Virginia among the lovely hills
The memory of my birthplace lies in my bosom still

I did not like my fireside I did not like my home
I have a mind for rambling so far away from home

It was on one moonlight evening the stars were shinning bright
And with an ugly dagger I made the spirits fly

Twas then the sobber struck me as plain as you can see
I’m doomed I’m ruined forever throughout eternity

I courted a fair young lady her name I will not tell
Oh why should I disgrace her when I am doomed for hell

But now upon my scaffold my time’s not very long
You may forget the singer but don’t forget this song