Carter Family, The - I Never Loved But One Lyrics




Onward to the eastern skies
With mooing efforts kissed the sea
I sigh and think of those blue eyes
That have hope and love for me

For they, o they have stole away
The heart that truly once was mine
Like some lone bird without a mate
My weary heart is desolate

I look around but cannot trace
One welcome word or smiling face
In gazing crowds I am alone
Because I never loved but one

Come up closer to me now
Your chestnut hair is touched with snow
But still it is the same dear face
I loved so well long years ago

The same as on that winter night
You bent to me and kissed my brow
Happy hours of trusting love
Oh well, they're all over now

And I must sail the whitening foam
Till I can see the foreign home
Till I forget that fair sweet face
I ne'er can find a resting place

I look around but cannot trace
One welcome word or smiling face
In gazing crowds I am alone
Because I never loved but one





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Carter Family, The I Never Loved But One Comments
  1. mabel mabel

    Its those harmonies ..your heart misses a beat

  2. Jerry D'Arezzo

    All else who seek immortality in vain need only listen to them long and hard.

  3. Robin Johnson

    All my relatives are in W. Virginia.... I'm a lost soul as the only native Californian left. My Grandpa bought my Grandma to California in 1956. He worried about her asthma...packed up the family and left Virginia.

  4. edejan

    Beautiful performance!  Beautiful and heart-felt harmonies and great guitar picking!  The Carter Family is the first family of American folk music and will never be replaced.

  5. box1072

    Favourite song by The Carter Family.

    The PinCushionMan

    box1072 I have 50 favorite Carter songs hahaha! THE BEST!

  6. TonySkyRush

    This is a real gem,the harmonys are outstanding,glad I am listening to all the old Carter recordings. It's fun to listen to the mountain folk songs from years ago. These 3 were the best and the first family of American music. Love it!

  7. Steve Thomas

    Tell Ol' Bill to Dylan fans.

  8. mary narkiewicz

    immortal song by these three ..how poetic it is

    The PinCushionMan

    mary narkiewicz Nothing else like it.

  9. buddyzroadie

    Thank you, that was wonderful!!