First time I seen my true Iove
He was walkin' by my door
The last time l seen his false hearted smile
He was dead on the barroom floor
cho: It's hard and it's hard, ain't it hard
To love one that never did love you
Hard and it's hard, ain't it hard, great God,
To love one that never will be true.
There is a house in this old town,
That's where my true love lays around.
Takes other women right down on his knee
Tells them a tale that he won't tell me.
Don't go to drinkin' and to gamblin',
Don't go there your sorrows to drown.
This hard-liquor place is a low-down disgrace,
The meanest damn place in this town.