Do not forsake me oh my darlin'
On this our wedding day
Wait; wait alone
I do not know what fate awaits me
I only know I must be brave
And I must face a man who hates me
Or lie a coward a craven coward;
Or lie a coward in my grave
Oh to be torn 'twixt love an' duty
S'posin' I lose my fair-haired beauty
Look at that big hand move along
Nearing high noon
He made a vow while in states prison:
Vowed it would be my life for his an'
I'm not afraid of death but oh what shall I do
If you leave me
Do not forsake me oh my darlin':
You made that promise as a bride
Although you're grievin' don't think of leavin'
Now that I need you by my side
Wait along Wait along
Wait along Wait along wait along wait along wait along