Down from Dover
Down From Dover Lyrics
(originally by: Dolly Parton)

I know this dress I'm wearing
doesn't hide the secret
I have tried concealing
When he left he promised me
that he'd be back
by the time it was revealing
The sun behind a cloud
just casts the crawling shadow
o'er the fields of clover
And time is running out for me
I wish that he would hurry
down from Dover

He's been gone so long
when he left the snow
was deep upon the ground
And I have seen a spring
and summer pass
and now the leaves
are turning brown
And any time a tiny face
will show itself
'cause waiting's almost over
But I won't have a name
to give it if he doesn't
hurry down from Dover

My folks weren't understanding
when they found out
they sent me from the home place
My daddy said if folks found out
he'd be ashamed to ever show his face
My mamma said I was a fool
and she did not believe it
when I told her
That everything
would be all right
'cause soon he would
be coming down from Dover

I loved him more than anything
and I could not refuse him
when he needed me
He was the only one I'd loved
and I just can't believe
that he was using me
He couldn't leave me here
like this I know
it can't be
so it can't be over
He wouldn't make me go
through this so long,
oh he'll be coming down from Dover

My body aches
the time is here
it's lonely in this place
where I'm lyin'
Our baby has been born
but something's wrong
it's much too still
I hear no cryin'
I guess in some strange way
she knew she'd never
have a father's arms to hold her
And dying was her way
of telling me
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