The Lonesome River

I sit here alone on the banks of the river
The lonesome wind blows and the water rolls high
I can hear a voice calling out there in the darkness
But I sit here alone too lonesome to cry

Oh, the water rolls high on the river at midnight
I sit on the shore to grieve and to cry
The woman I love she left me this morning
With no one to love or kiss me goodnight

We met there one night on the banks of the river
Sat there holding hands and making our vow
That we never would part and be happy together
But a new love she's found, she's gone from me now

Autor(es): Ralph Stanley, Carter Stanley