The Lonely Years Belong To Me

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   I walked one evening in the moonlight
I walked one evening in the moonlight
Underneath that Summer sky
I heard a voice so soft and tender
A neighbor girl sat by my side

   I’ve loved you darlin’ for so long now
   I’ve watched and waited all these years
   They say tomorrow you’ll be married
   How can I face these lonely years

So long ago I still remember
The words she said I can’t forget
I told her that I loved another
She bowed her head and slowly left

   They buried her down in the churchyard
   At last her lonely heart is free
   The one I loved soon met another
   The lonely years belong to me

I walked again out in the moonlight
Underneath that Summer sky
I heard no voice so soft and tender
There was no one by my side