If One Won’t The Other Will

I went one Sunday evening my true love for to see
I asked her to marry and she would not answer me

The night is almost ended tis near the break of day
I’m waiting for an answer oh what will you say

Dear sir if I must tell you I choose the single life
I never thought it soothing for me to be your wife

Then take this for your answer and for yourself provide
I have another lover and you must be denied

In the course of six weeks later this lady’s mind did change
She wrote me a letter kind sir I feel ashamed

I feel as though I slighted you I cannot hear you mourn
So here’s my heart come take it and claim it as your own

I wrote her back an answer I sent it back in speed
I only once did love you I loved you dear indeed

But since my mind has changed me I seek another way
Upon some pretty fair maiden my heart will have its place

Upon some pretty fair maiden my heart shall have its fill
This world is wide and lonely if one wont another one will