I LOVE YOU YET.
Copyright, 1895, by Chas. W. Held.
Words and Music by Monroe H. Rosenfeld.
You said you loved me better than I knew.
But ah: you know you spoke untrue;
Your heart was faithless and your love was false,
And yet I loved, I loved but you.
You claimed me as your happy bride,
You pressed me to your loving side;
You took my hand within your own.
And vowed you loved but me alone.
But ah! you little dream'd I knew
That you were faithless and untrue.
And now I wander sad and lone, the past a drear and vain regret,
And tho' your many vows were broken, I cannot help, I love you yet.
"I loved you better than you knew, machree" -
Those were the words you spoke to me.
And tho' I thought you loved me as you said,
I knew that this could never be.
For woman's heart is not a toy.
One deed her love will oft destroy;
I saw you kiss another's lips,
Like bee, which stolen honey sips.
And ah! you little dream'd I knew
That you were faithless and untrue.- Chorus.