Once I Knew a Pretty Girl (Baez Joan)

Once I knew a pretty girl I loved her as my life I'd gladly give my heart and hand To make her my wife Ooh, to make her my wife She took me by the hand She led me to the door She put her arms around me Saying, "Please don't come no more" Ooh, Please, come no more Well, I'd not been gone But about six months When she did complain And she wrote me a letter Saying, "please come back again." Ooh, Please, come again So I sent her an answer Just for to let her know That no young man should venture Where once he could not go Ooh, Where once he could not go. So come all you young lovers Take a warning from me And never hang your affections On a green, growing tree Ooh, on a green, growing tree For the leaves they will wither Roots will decay And the beauty of a young girl Will soon fade away Ooh, will soon fade away