Love Abides

 

I was born in the southern hills

A ways from town

I was raised to love only one to call my wife

To sleep beside at night

And wake up right by her side

 

            Oh Mary, love abides

            Oh Mary, love abides

 

I grew up in that ol' city

Ways are different

A lonesome fills my every night

Emptiness by my side

 

            Oh Mary, love abides

            Oh Mary, love abides

 

I will die turnin' to dust

A ways from town

My past is old and black as gunga din

Her mem'ry's sweet and young as magdelene

 

            Oh Mary, love abides

            Oh Mary, love abides

 

(Repeat Chorus)

 

 

                                                                        Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                        © l993, Purple Girl Music/BMI