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I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart

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I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart


Last [A]night I told my heart's love

All [D]under the pale blue [A]sky

Eagerly waiting an answer

I [E]plainly could read in her eyes


I [A]love you sweetheart I love

And [D]ask you to be my [A]bride

Her face turned pale and she trembled

And [E]sadly to me she [A]replied


I cannot be your sweetheart

I cannot stay by your side

One is waiting up yonder

One that's claiming his bride


My heart is almost broken

Your vows only add to my pain

I love you sweetheart I love you

Though we may never meet again

CHORUS as instrumental


We said goodbye in the moonlight

My heart was turned to stone

One blissful hour was made happy

But now I'm sad and alone


In this my sorrows forever

Though you may go far away

Where ever you go I'll love you

But still I can hear you say


12/11/34 Camden, NJ

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