HIGH NOON (Do Not Forsake Me)


do not forsake me oh my darling
on this our wedding day
do not forsake me oh my darling
wait • wait along

I do not know what fate awaits me
I only know I must be brave
and I must face a man who hates me
or lie a coward • a craven coward
or lie a coward in my grave

oh to be torn tweenst love and duty
supposing I lose my fair haired beauty
look at that big hand move along
nearing high noon 
he made a vow while in state prison
vowed it would be my life or his and
I'm not afraid of death but oh
what will I do if you leave me?

do not forsake me oh my darling
you made that promise as a bride
do not forsake me oh my darling
although you're grieving • don't think of leaving
now that I need you by my side

wait along • wait along
wait along • wait along...

        dimitri tiomkin • ned washington