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BY THE WATERFALLS

OF ILKLEY (2)

By Josie Whitehead

By the Waterfalls of Ilkley, part 2.

By the waterfalls of Ilkley
     My love and I did part.
She’d sworn to me fidelity
     But didn’t give her heart.

She’d promised all her love for me
     Until my dying day -
But, despite these words, my Ruby dear
       Was sadly led astray.

In spring, beneath the cherry trees,
      I met her once again,
But her new love had jilted her
     And left her full of pain.

I looked down at her lovely face:
     Her intentions were quite clear,
And I’m standing by the river now -
      And with my Ruby dear!

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