You Pass Me By (MacEdward Leach)

You pass me by
And you don't even stop and say hello;
Don't know why l love you,
'Cause each night it seems,
I hear you say our love will never die.
I wake from dreams,
You pass me by.

When you are lonely,
Someday you'll learn just what it means
To live in dreams of love that's unreturned,
A love so sweet that vanished
With the sunshine in the sky.
Each time we meet,
You pass me by.

You pass me by,
And now l know my hopes are all in vain;
Here am l alone on Memory Lane,
I hope and pray,
That the one you love will never make you cry,
Then turn away,
And pass you by.

I'll keep your memory,
Locked in my heart forever there,
To help me bear the lonely tears that start;
I might have known,
Our love was only meant to be a lie;
Oh, heart of stone,
You pass me by.

####.... Variant of a lament by Hank Snow [1914-1999] of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and Eddie Nesbitt ©1950 Unichappell Music, BMI. Recorded on Hank Snow's album, The Last Ride, 1963 ....####

Collected in 1951 from Mrs Elizabeth (Betty) Devereaux [1932-?] of Trepassey, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).


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