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Senator Robert Byrd: Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die (1978 Recording) - Lyrics

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Uploaded on Jun 12, 2010

More information about the genesis of this recording here:

http://motherjones.com/riff/2010/06/m...
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Senator Robert Byrd (1917-2010) of West Virginia (fiddle and vocals) is accompanied in this 1978 recording by Doyle Lawson (guitar), James Bailey (banjo) and Spider Gilliam (bass). I recorded this track from the LP, "U.S. Senator Robert Byrd - Mountain Fiddler," produced in 1978 by Barry Poss and distributed by County Records (serial number County 769). All the program notes on the rear LP jacket cover are included in this video.

A 1978 Time magazine writeup of Byrd as fiddler can be viewed here:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/art...

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Don't let your sweet love die
Like flowers in the fall
Don't take away the smiles and leave the tears
My heart believes in you
Please say you'll love me true
Don't leave me here to face the lonely years.

I drifted all alone
No one to call my own
And then you came like an angel from the sky
You said we'd never part
Don't leave and break my heart
Be mine alone
Don't let your sweet love die.

Don't let your sweet love die
Like flowers in the fall
Don't take away the smiles and leave the tears
My heart believes in you
Please say you'll love me true
Don't leave me here to face the lonely years.

--- Instrumental ---

When flowers fade they say
They'll bloom again some day
Will you love me when the rosebuds open wide
Or is your kiss to be
Only a memory
I need you so
Don't let your sweet love die.

--- Instrumental ---

Don't let your sweet love die
Like flowers in the fall
Without life would be like death to me
I've grown so used to you
I can't believe we're through
Be mine alone
Don't let your sweet love die.

Don't let your sweet love die
Like flowers in the fall
Without life would be like death to me
I've grown so used to you
I can't believe we're through
Be mine alone
Don't let your sweet love die.

I need you so don't let your sweet love die...

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