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You Asked Me

You asked me to tell you the reason
Why the tears in my eyes never leave
You asked me if anyone loved me
And why in my heart I have grieved

But if you sill listen I'll tell you
A story of days that are gone
When life was as gay as the flower
That was kissed by the sunbeams of dawn

I once loved a beautiful maiden
As true as the blue skies above
Each night as we wandered together
The moon seemed to shine on our love

We vowed to be true to each other
And nothing would tear us apart
But little we knew that the future
Held nothing but sad broken hearts

Then came the day that we parted
We quarrelled like young lovers do
And I learned what it meant to be jealous
When they told me my love was untrue

She told me her love had been faithful
She told me her love would not die
And then when I wouldn't believe her
She kissed me and bid me good-bye

And then when I falsely accused her
I went back to make her my bride
And there in the door stood her mother
Who told me my sweetheart had died

I went in and knelt down beside her
Alone in that dark silent room
And prayed that my maker would take me
And send my soul down to it's doom

So now I have told you the reason
There's always a tear in my eye
Those long weary years I've been waiting
Just longing to lay here and die

But I wonder if I'll be forgiven
When I face the great maker some day
And I wonder if I'll meet my darling
On the beautiful shore far away

And I wonder if I'll meet my darling
On the beautiful shore far away