Farewell, Nellie

Farewell, Nellie, farewell, darling
Soon with strangers I must roam
Don’t forget the one that loves you
Far away from friends and home

   Fly across the ocean, birdie
   Fly across the deep, blue sea
   Take this message to my darling
   She’ll be glad to hear from me

You have told me that you love me
But you have unproved true
So I’ll go and court some other
That will love more than you

When the whippoorwills are singing
Across the dark and lonely sea
When you’re thinking of 10,000
Will you sometimes think of me

How my heart is filled with sorrow
And my eyes are filled with tears
So I’ll not forget you, darling
If I live 10,000 years