high noon lyrics – various artists

do not forsake me, oh my darling
on this our wedding day
do not forsake me, oh my darling
wait, waitin’ long

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 twixt love and duty
supposin’ i lose my fair haired beauty
look at that big hand move around
nearin’ high noon

he made a vow while in state’s prison
vowed it would be my life or his’n
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 grievin’
don’t think of leavin’
now that i need you bymy side

waitin’ long, waitin’ long
waitin’ long, waitin’ long

/ various artists lyrics