Lyrics: First verse Oh! don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt, Sweet Alice with hair so brown: She wept with delight when you gave her a smile and trembled with fear at your frown. In the old churchyard in the valley, Ben Bolt, In a corner obscure and alone, They have fitted a slab of granite so gray, And sweet Allice lies under the stone. They have fitted a slab of granite so gray, And sweet Alice lies under the stone. Second verse Oh! don't you remember the wood, Ben Bolt, Near the green sunny slope of the hill; Where oft we have sung ‘neath its widespreading shade, And kept time to the click of the mill. The mill has gone to decay, Ben Bolt, And a quiet now reigns all around, See the old reustic portch, with its roses so sweet, Lies scattered and fallen to the ground. See the old rustic porch, with its roses so sweet, Lies scatter'd and fallen to the ground. Third verse - Oh! don't you remember the school, Ben Bolt, And the Master so kind and so true; And the little
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php