We went out one evening my darling and I
She seemed so different and I wondered why
We stopped at a tavern and there I could see
That she loved another one better than me

While they dancing and I sat alone
I knew I had lost her the one I loved
Lost to a stranger I never had seen
The waltz they were playing had ended my dream

The bande was playing an old fashioned waltz
The dance floor was crowded and I wasn't long
Then up stepped a stranger I never had seen
He asked my darling will you dance with me

* Refrain