"Charlie And Nellie" lyrics - THE CARTER FAMILY

"Charlie And Nellie"

Dear Nellie, since I left the city
I find I've changed my mind
I hope you won't think me untruthful
Or deem me the least unkind

I think we're both mistaken
I know you'll never suit me
I owe my heart to another
Of course, kind friends will agree

Please send me my ring and picture
Also my letters and books
I close with many kind wishes
Respectfully yours, Charlie Brooks

I heard all about it, dear Charlie
I knew it would end this way
I hope you will always live happy
With your loving little wife, Miss Gray

Here is your ring, dear Charlie
Don't give it to her, I pray
Unless you tell her 'twas once mine
I bore it one year today