Last Letter

Cat. #1089 (MFH #759) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on May 12, 1970

Why do you treat me as if I were only a friend
What have I done that makes you so different an' cold
I often wondered if you'll ever be contented again
An' will you be happy when you're withered an' old

When you are weary an' tired of another mans beau
When you are lonely please think of my letter, my own
Don't try to answer for I suffered untold
If you don't love me, I wish you would leave me alone

While I am writin' this letter I think of th past
Think of th promise, you broken so free
But to this sad world, I'm bidden farewell
I'll be gone when you read this last letter from me