The last letter    (video)

 

       G                                                            D

1. Why do you treat me as if I were only a friend ?

         D                                      D7                                     G

    What have I done that has made you so different and cold ?

       G                                G7                             C

    Sometimes I wonder if you'll be contented again.

        D                           D7                                     G

    Will you be happy when you are withered and old ?

 

    G                                                                       D

2. I cannot offer you diamonds nor mansions so fine,

    D                             D7                                   G

    I cannot offer you clothes your young body craves.

      G                                   G7                          C

    But if you'll say that you long to forever be mine,

       D                                         D7                                        G

    think of the heartaches, the tears and the sorrows you'll save.

 

         G                                                            D

3. While I am writing this letter I think of the past,

      D                              D7                             G

    and of the promises you are breaking so free.

      G                                   G7                               C

    But to this old world I'll soon bid my farewell at last,

    D                                      D7                                 G

    I will be gone when you read this last letter from me.

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (The Carter Family)