Tennessee Waltz – lyrics

written by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King

I was waltzing with my darlin’ to the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
Introduced him to my darlin’ and while they were dancing
My friend stole my sweetheart from me

I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just how much I have lost
I lost my little darlin’ the night they were playing
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz

Now I wonder how a dance like the Tennessee Waltz
Could have broken my heart so complete
Well I couldn’t blame my darlin’
Who could help from fallin’ in love with my darlin’ so sweet

No, it must be the fault of the Tennessee Waltz
Wish I’d known just how much it would cost
But I didn’t see it comin’, it’s all over but the cryin’
Blame it all on the Tennessee Waltz

Now she’s dancin’ in the darkness to the Tennessee Waltz
And I feel like I’m falling apart
And it’s stronger than drink and deeper than sorrow
This darkness she left in my heart

I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
And I know just how much I have lost
I lost my little darlin’ the night they were playin’
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz