Forgive me forgive me for my heart is my own
And not to be given for any man's frown
Yet would I not keep it for ever alone.
Forgive me forgive me I thought that I loved
My fancy betrayed me my heart was unmoved
My fancy too often has carelessly roved.
Forgive me forgive me for here where I stand
There is no friend beside me no lover at hand
No footstep but mine in my desert of sand.
(from A Good Time Was Had By All)
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