I was waltzing with my darlin'
To the Tennessee waltz
When an old friend I happened to see,
I introduced her to my loved one,
And while they were waltzing,
My friend stole my sweetheart from me,
I remember the night and the Tennessee waltz.
Now I know just how much I have lost,
Yes, I lost my little darlin,
The night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee waltz.