Pretty, Dainty Flower

Has anyone seen a wandering girl?
She is a dancer I used to know.
My baby said she would never leave me,
But she broke every promise that she made.
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Will somebody help me to find her?
She is the one who left me pining,
The one with the pretty, dainty flower in her hair.
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If you do, remind her of the one who is hurting.
Ask her about the love she left behind. Please tell her that I am anticipating her safe return.
And tell her I love her all the same.
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If she knew how much I miss her,
She would come back and make me jolly.
If she knew how long I shall wait,
She would come back and turn my gray sky into blue.
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From my heart I truly regret my mistakes.
If I could take back the foolish things I said and done,
I would do it right away.
Never again will I be selfish.
No more will I be vain.
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Will she forgive my childish ways?
Will she ever consider starting over?
I wish I knew what she’s doing.
Most of all I wish I knew where she is.
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In time she may recall those pretty, dainty flowers,
The ones in the garden.
She will return and pick fresh ones,
And she will not wander off again.
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I was wrong and I admit it.
My jealous heart could not see her innocence. She was not unfaithful to me.

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