Carter Family Song Lyrics & Chords:
One Little Word

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One Little Word


The [A]dream of love is over

[E]Today we said good[A]bye

We [D]parted not in [A]anger

Though [E]tears came in her [E7]eyes


Twas [A]just as fate decreed dear

That [D]we must never [A]wed

Yet [D]in her heart she [A]loved me

She [E]married wealth [A]instead


[A]One little word could change my [E]future life

[E7]One little word could have made [A]her my wife

Too late too late now my [D]fondest hopes are [A]dead

One little word that [E]word was [E7]never [A]said

+instrumental = CHORUS


In school days we had been sweethearts

She was her father's pride

Her folks lived in a mansion

Our cottage by its side


Though years have brought their changes

The same old love still holds

She wed to please her parents

A man of wealth and gold