I Loved You Better than You Knew.
Copyright, 1893, by Chas. W. Held
Words and Music by Johnnie Carroll.
Our hands are clasped, the last forever, perhaps we'll never meet again;
I loved you as I could none other: this parting fills my heart with pain;
You ask, and freely I forgive you, the happy past I must forget;
And though I wander on in sorrow, I hope that you'll be happy yet.
As through this weary world I wander, my thoughts alone will be of you;
In mem'ry I will see you ever-I loved you better than you knew.
Perhaps, when I have gone forever, you'll sometimes sit and think of me,
And wonder if I'm dead or living; perchance I'II think the same of thee;
And when your friends have all departed, the friends you tho't were tried and true,
Remember one you left heart-broken had loved you better than you knew.-Cho