“I Can Forgive But Not Forget (Sweetheart, Farewell)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Brown)
Keywords: love separation betrayal nonballad
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"Sweetheart, farewell; at last we part. I leave you with an aching heart." The singer tells how (her?) lover scorned her. She says she loves him yet; "I can forgive but not forget." She thinks his false friends may prove untrue, and he will remember her.

Cross references

References

  1. BrownII 166, "Farewell, Sweetheart" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6579
  3. BI, BrII166