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The Ballad of High Noon (Do not Forsake me, o my Darlin')

Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington / Tex Ritter (1952)

G
Do not forsake me, oh my darling,
C
On this our wedding day.
E C
Do not forsake me, oh my darling,
Bm7 Am7 C D7
Wait, wait a- -long!
 
G
I do not know what fate awaits me.
C
I only know I must be brave!
G
And I must face a man who hates me,
Cm G Cm G
Or ly a coward, a craven coward,
Cm Bm Am C D7 G
Or ly a coward in my grave.
bridge
G
Oh, to be torn twixt love and duty
Supposin' I lose my fair haired beauty 
Look at that big hand movin' round 
D7
Nearin' high noon!
 
C
He made a vow while in state prison
G
Said it would be my life or his'n,
Cm
I'm not afraid of death, but oh,
G Am D7
What will I do if you leave me?
 
G
Do not forsake me, oh my darling,
C
You made that promise as a bride.
G
Do not forsake me, oh my darling,
Cm G Cm G
Although you're grievin', I Can't be leavin',
Cm Bm Am C D7 G
Now that I need you by my side!
 
C G
Wait along, wait along,
Cm G
Wait along, wait along...


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