A Ruined Gal

Standin' by de lonesome riverside

After de boat's done gone,

Po' weary me

Won't be nobody's bride

Cause I is long gone wrong.

Standin' by de weary riverside

When de boat comes in,

Po' lonesome me

Won't meet nobody

Cause I ain't got no friend.

By de edge o' de weary riverside

Night-time's comin' down.

Ain't nothin' for a ruined gal

But jump overboard an' drown.

O, de lonesome riverside,

O, de wicked water.

Damn ma black old mammy's soul

For ever havin' a daughter.

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