MANY TEARS AGO
Recorded by: Ray Price
Writer: Jenny Lou Carson
[D] Many tears ago you said you [A7] loved me
Oh, how happy was this heart of [D] mine
Then a dark cloud came from out of [A7] nowhere
And the sun went down no more to [D] shine.
[G] Many tears ago I learned too [D] well, love
What it means to bear a heavy [A7] load
[D] I found out just what is meant by [A7] sorrow
Many tears ago along life's [D] road.
Many tears ago I built a castle
Built it very strong and very tall
Tho' I thought it had a firm foundation
Many tears ago I saw it fall.
Many times I have wished that I would die, love
Better to be dead than feel so low
All I ever lived or ever hoped for
Left me many, many tears ago.
Many tears ago you called me darlin'
In my dreams I hear you say it now
I can almost feel your arms around me
Arm's that never meant to keep their vow.
Many tears ago, it was in the spring time
When you said goodbye and went away
Oh, how well this aching heart remembers
Many, many tears ago today.
RAY PRICE/SINGS HEART SONGS
Columbia Records CL 1015
Note. Also recorded by Eddy Arnold.