It seems her name was Virginia,
She was a Southern girl,
He said Virginia I'll win ya,
And we'll live in Virginia,
He saw a ring on her finger,
Just as he reached for her hand,
She said "It's best not to linger",
he said "i understand".
I love the loveliness, that's in ya,
I'll miss Virginia's beautiful, beautiful, eyes,
I'll miss Virginia's beautiful beautiful beautiful skies and flowers,
It's no wonder I am weeping,
Both Virginia's are divine,
I couldn't get you, so I must forget you, dear Virginia mine.
Vows are not made to be broken,
that;s why they said goodbye,
Although goodbye when it's spoken,
Leaves many hearts sad and broken,
Although she'll never be near him,
Since they both parted that day,
Some how at times she can hear him,
He almost seems to say.
Schwartz, Jean and Clarke, Grant, "Good Bye Virginia" (1915). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 453.
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