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Adieu to Cold Weather

My love is on the ocean, I 5 think I'll let him 1 swim
For in my heart I know it, I'm 5 just as good as 1 him
His love is in his pocket, and so little in his heart
The way he devises it, it 5 gives his girl a 1 part

a 4 dieu to cold weather, a 1 way with the frost
I'll sing and be merry for the old 4 beau that I 1 lost
I'll sing and be merry as a birdie in the tree
There's rest for the weary since 4 he went back on 1 me

Now in the quiet afternoon we'd sit around and talk
And in the pleasant evening, we'd go out for a walk
His talk was always pleasant but his watch was always slow
And many times I told him to take his hat and go

The last time I saw him was in a shady grove
He smiled on me so sweetly and offered me a rose
Thinking I'd accept it, I quickly let him see
That I could find another that was just as good as he

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.