Love, oh love, oh careless love (x3)
Can't you see what careless love can do.
Sorrow, sorrow to my heart (x3)
That my true love and I must part.
When my apron strings did bow (x3)
You followed me through sleet and snow.
Now my apron strings won't pin (x3)
You pass my door and won't come in.
Cried last night and the night before (x3)
Gonna cry tonight and never no more.
Love my momma and my poppa too (x3)
But I'd leave them both to go with you.
How I wish that train would come (x3)
And take me back where I come from.