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Jim Dixon Lyr Add: The Letters We Carved on the Tree (10) Lyr Add: WHEN I CARVED YOUR NAME ON THE OLD OAK TR 15 Jun 20


Another song on a similar theme. You can see this sheet music at Baylor University:


WHEN I CARVED YOUR NAME ON THE OLD OAK TREE
Words by Ren Shields, music by George Evans, ©1911.

1. I've been thinking of you, Annie, thinking, Annie dear, of you
And the days when we were sweethearts, you and I;
When I told you that I loved you, and you said you loved me too,
And we promised that our love would never die.
I can see now, dear, in fancy on the day I carved your name,
On the old oak tree that stood down near the stile.
Just that one sweet day, dear Annie, I would like to live again,
To hear your tender voice and see your smile.

CHORUS: When I carved your name on the old oak tree,
We were as happy as we could be.
'A' for Annie, 'B' for Ben,
I see you now as I saw you then.
Only to gaze in those eyes of blue, I'd give all eternity;
Just to be standing beside you, dear,
Carving your name on the tree.

2. Now I'm sorry, dearest Annie, that I haven't kept my vow,
And I'm sorry, dear, I proved untrue to you;
If I'd only kept my promise, you would not be sleeping now,
If I hadn't wed for gold, had I been true.
In the little village churchyard, dearest Annie, you're at rest,
Where on ev'ry Sabbath morn I kneel and pray.
There the daisies and the violets are growing o'er your breast,
And to me it only seems as yesterday. CHORUS


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