Paul Clayton (Joe Alper)
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Recorded by Paul Clayton on "Home-Made Songs & Ballads" (Monument 4001, c. 1960).
Obvious tune/lyrics source of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right."
Info and lyrics provided by Seth Kulick (thanks to Ron Mura).
It ain't no use to sit and sigh now, darlin,
And it ain't no use to sit and cry now,
T'ain't no use to sit and wonder why, darlin,
Just wonder who's gonna buy you ribbons when I'm gone.
So times on the railroad gettin' hard, babe,
I woke up last night and saw it snow,
Remember what you said to me last summer
When you saw me walkin' down that road.
So I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road,
You're the one that made me travel on,
But still I can't help wonderin' on my way,
Who's gonna buy you ribbons when I'm gone?