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First Line: Oh dear, if the king only knew
Last Line: And a house-cross is always at hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moricke, Eduard Friedrich


OH dear, if the king only knew
How brave is my sweetheart, how true!
He would give his heart's blood for the king,
But for me he would do the same thing.

My love has no ribbon or star,
No cross such as gentlemen wear,
A gen'ral he'll never become;
If only they'd leave him at home!

For stars there are three shining bright
O'er the Church of St. Mary each night;
We are bound by a rose-woven band,
And a house-cross is always at hand.





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