I was dancin' with my darlin' to the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
I introduced her to my loved one
And while they were dancin'
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.
Whilst a' gambol, with my dearest to the Milanese Waltz
An aquaintance old passeth our way
Introduction I did proffer
And whilst they gavotted
My dearest was taken astray
That night I'll not forget, nor the Milanese Waltz
For my heart sorely paid a dear cost
For I was left forsaken as that air kept resounding
The fair tunefull Milanese Waltz