SHE EVEN WOKE ME UP TO SAY GOODBYE
(Mickey Newbury / Douglas Gilmore)
as recorded by
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Well the morning's come and Lord, my mind is aching,
The sunshine's quietly standin' at my door.
Just like the dawn, my heart is slowly breaking,
And with my tears goes tumblin' to the floor.
Once again the whole town will be talking,
It's, Lord, I've seen the pity in their eyes.
They could never understand it's her sorrow, not her man,
No matter what they say I know she tried!
Baby's packed her soft things and woe-oe, she's left me,
I know she never meant to make me cry.
It's not her heart Lord, it's her mind,
She didn't mean to be unkind,
Why she even woke me up to say goodbye!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - January 2016)