tennessee waltz (live) lyrics – leonard cohen

i was dancing with my darlin’
to the tennessee waltz
when an old friend i happened to see
introduced him to my loved one
and while they were waltzing
my friend stole my sweetheart from me.
i remember the night and the tennessee waltz
now i know just how much i have lost
yes i lost my little darlin’
the night they were playing
the beautiful tennessee waltz.
she comes dancing through the darkness
to the tennessee waltz
and i feel like i’m falling apart
and it’s stronger than drink
and it’s deeper than sorrow
this darkness she’s left in my heart.

/ leonard cohen lyrics