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Pentangle Lyrics: Once I Had a Sweetheart

Once I Had a Sweetheart
Transcribed 2003 
By Doug Johnson*
From the Pentangle CD Early Classics

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Once I had a sweetheart and now I have none
Once I had a sweetheart and now I have none
He's gone and left me
He's gone and left me
Gone and left me in sorrow to mourn

Last night in sweet slumber I dreamed I did see
Last night in sweet slumber I dreamed I did see
My own darling jewel sat smiling by me
My own darling jewel sat smiling by me

But when I awakened I found it not so
But when I awakened I found it not so
My eyes like some fountain with tears overflowed
Eyes like some fountain with tears overflowed1

 . . . . 

I'll venture through England, through France and through Spain
I'll venture through England, through France and through Spain
My life I'll venture on watery main
My life I'll venture on watery main2

I'll set sail of silver and steer toward the sun
I'll set sail of silver and steer toward the sun
And my false love will weep, my false love will weep
False love will weep for me after I'm gone

After I'm gone, After I'm gone, After I'm gone...

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1)
Michaela Jane suggests "My eyes like summer fountains with tears overflow'd"
This site suggests "My eyes like some fountain with tears overflowed".
2)
Michaela Jane suggests "My life of adventure o'er watery main".
This site suggests "My life I will venture on the watery main".
* Help on these lyrics came from this website and an email from Michaela Jane.
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