Nellie Gray

(Daisy always sang Nellie Gray after telling how Alec had set upon Mistress Gouldin and looked up and saw the terror in his mother’s eyes)

Oh my poor Nellie Gray
They have taken her away
And I’ll never see my darling anymore
They have taken her to Georgia
For to wear her life away While I toiled with the cotton and the corn.

One night I went to see her
She had gone the neighbors say
That a white man came
And bound her up in chains
While I toiled on the old Kentucky farm.

You have gone darling Nellie
I’ll mourn you many days
I’ll wipe all the tears from my eyes
For as soon as life is past
I shall meet you once again
In the heaven, darling, up in the sky