The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

I Loved You Better Than You Knew

Our hands are clasped, alas, for- 4 ever
Perhaps we'll 1 never meet a 5 gain
I loved you 1 as I loved no 4 other
This parting 1 fills my 5 heart with 1 pain

As through this weary world I wander
My thoughts alone will be of you
In memory I will see you ever
I loved you better than you knew

You ask and freely I'll forgive you
The happy past I must forget
And while I wander alone in silence
I hope that you'll be happy yet

Perhaps when I am gone forever
You'll sometimes sit and think of me
And wonder if I'm dead or living
Perhaps I'll think the same of you

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.