Hey girl, oh how your love is strong
Weaves a tumble-in' tearless song
Tho' you don't seem to care that you love is blind.
You don't seem to care not realise.
Hey girl, oh how my heart is torn,
Hey girl, now that your baby's born,
What shall it cost? Is my freedom lost?
What is the price of nature's own way.
Hey girl, how could I dress your child,
When this life girl I'm livin' so wild?
Will your newborn child grow to be as wild?
And walk alone to meet his destiny?
Hey girl, see how I stand a man,
Hey girl, see I've no father's hand.
Would it be a crime to leave at such a time,
When you've many claims to make on me?