I Never Loved But One

The Carter Family recording is in the key of F.

It's easier to play in the key of D for guitar in standard tuning.

verse: 

D                              A
Onward to the eastern skies
A                                    D
With blueing effort kiss the seas
D                                     A
I sigh in place for those blue eyes
A                                   D
That have hope and love for me

 Chorus: 
 G                                 D
 For they obey have stolen away
 G                                    D
 That heart that truly once was mine
 D                                    A
 Like some lone bird without a mate
 A                             D
 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

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

C: 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
 Til I forget that lasting face
 I ne're 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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