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Down From Dover  Lee Hazlewood

[D]I know this dress I'm wearing doesn't [C]hide the secret [G]I have tried [D]concealing
When he left he promised me that he'd be back by the [C]time [G]it was re[D]vealing
The [C]sun behind a cloud just casts the crawling shadow O'er the fields of [D]clover
And time is running out for me I wi[C]sh that he would hu[G]rry down from Do[D]ver
I’ve been gone so long when I left the snow was deep upon the ground
And she has seen the spring and summer come and now the leaves are turning brown
Ant any time a tiny face will show itself, the waiting's almost over
But she won't have any name to give it if I don't hurry down from Dover

My folks weren't understanding when they found out sent me from the home place
My daddy said if folks found out he'd be ashamed to ever show his face
My momma said I was a fool, she did not believe it when I told her
That everything would be alright for soon he would be coming down from Dover
[D#]She loved me more than anything, she [C#]could not re[G#]fuse me when I [D#]needed me
She was the only one I'd loved and she did not b[C#]elieve that I[G#] was u[D#]sing her
He [C#]couldn't leave me here like this, I know it can't be so it can't be [D#]over
I wouldn't make me go through this alone, I [C#]will be coming [G#]down from [D#]Dover

My body aches, the time is here, it's lonely in this place where I'm lyin'
Our baby has been born but something's wrong, It's much too still hear no cryin'
I guess in some strange way she knew she'd never have father's arms to hold her
And dying was her way of telling me he wasn't coming down from Dover

by: José Duarte

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