American Old Time Song Lyrics: 41 Strangers
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 41
Copyright, 1893, by Chas. K. Harris.
Words and Music by Chas. K. Harris. Arranged by Jos. Clauder.
Why turn away from me, darling, why are those tears on thy cheek?
Let me look into your eyes, love, I'll patient be-won't you speak?
What have I done thus to grieve thee, have I caused one moment's pain?
All that I ask is a reason, I'll silent be till you explain.
I may have done wrong, my darling, I may have caused you much pain,
Still in my heart I adore you, let us be friends again.
Don't turn away from me, darling, let us begin life anew,
Is then your answer the same, love, must we be but strangers now?
They tell you I love another, that I am false to my vows,
Do you believe them, my darling, think you I'm false to my love?
If strangers dare come between us, if they can tear us apart.
Surely then you never loved me, far better be that we should part- Chorus.