The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart

Last night I told my heart's love
All 4 under the pale blue 1 sky
Eagerly waiting an answer
I 5 plainly could read in her eyes
I 1 love you sweetheart, I love you
And 4 ask you to be my 1 bride
Her face turned pale and she trembled
And 5 sadly to me she re- 1 plied

I cannot be your sweetheart
I cannot stay by your side
One is waiting up yonder
One that's claiming his bride
My heart is almost broken
Your vows only add to my pain
I love you sweetheart, I love you
Though we may never meet again

We said goodbye in the moonlight
My heart was turned to stone
One blissful hour was made happy
But now I'm sad and alone
Amidst my sorrows forever
Though you may go far away
Wherever you go I'll love you
But still I can hear you say

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.