Had I a golden pound to spend, My love should mend and sew no more. And I would buy her a little quern, Easy to turn on the kitchen floor. And for her windows curtains white, With birds in flight and flowers in bloom, To face with pride the road to town, And mellow down her sunlit room. And with the silver change we'd prove The truth of Love to life's own end, With hearts the years could but embolden, Had I a golden pound to spend.
- by Francis Ledwidge (1891 - 1917), "Had I a golden pound" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Michael (Dewar) Head (1900 - 1976), "Had I a golden pound", published 1962. [text not verified]
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