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Mary Lydia Scalf-Lyons' favorite song....
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     vocal performance of the song!


Mary Lydia Scalf Lyons

Wildwood Flower

Oh, I'll twine with my mingles and raven black hair

With the roses so red and the lillies so fair

And, the myrtle so bright with the emerald hue
The pale and the leader and eyes of bright blue.


I will dance and I will sing and my laugh shall be gay

I will charm every heart in his crown I will sway

When I woke from my dreaming, my idol was clay

All portion of love, had all flown away.


Oh, he taught me to love him and promised to love

And to cherish me over all others above.

How my heart is now wandering no misery can tell

He’s left me no warning, no words of farewell.


Oh, he taught me to love him and called me his flower

That was blooming to cheer him through life’s dreary hour

How I long to see him and regret the dark hour

He’s gone and neglected his pale Wildwood Flower.


The  song dates back to 1859.



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