Written By Ned Washington & Dimitri Tiompkin
Sung By Tex Ritter
[E] Do not forsake me oh, my darling, on this our wedding [A] day.
Do not forsake me oh, my [E] dar-[A]ling [G#m7] wait, [F#m7]
wait a-[B7] long.
[E] I do not know what fate awaits me, I only know I must be [A] brave
For I must face a man who [E] hates me, [Am] or die a [E] coward,
[Am] a craven [E] coward,
Or [Am] lie a [G#m7] coward [F#m7] in [B7] my [E] grave.
[E] Oh, to be torn betwixt love and duty,
Supposin' I lose my fair haired beauty,
Look at that big hand move around,
Nearin' High [B7] Noon.
He [A] made a vow while in state's prison,
[E] Vowed it would be my life or his'n.
[Am] I'm not afraid of death but, oh,
[E] What will I do if you [F#m7] leave [B7] me ?
[E] Do not forsake me oh, my darling,
You made that promise as a [A] bride.
Do not forsake me oh, my [E] darling,
[Am] Although you're [E] grievin',
[Am] Don't think of [E] leavin'
[Am] Now that I [G#m7] need [F#m7] you [A] by [B7] my [E] side.
Wait a-[A] long, Wait a-[E]long,
Wait a-[A]long Wait a-[E] long