I hate to see the sun sink low
Just for a song you ought to know
For it's true love I can't forget
All of my sorrows you'll soon regret

You promised me love that was true
And I'm sorry to say that I believed in you
For it all turned out just like a dream
The people sang and the world is free

There's dishes to wash and a house to clean
There's washing to do, oh, it seems so mean
There's a million words I can't explain
They called this girl, though I changed her name

They'll go away and leave you at home
And never care if you're alone
They seem to forget they've got a wife
This story is sad, but it's true to life