Six more miles to the graveyard,
Six more miles, long and sad,
Six more miles and leave my darlin',
Leave the best friend, I ever had.
Oh I hear the train a-comin',
Bringin' my darlin' back home,
Six more miles, to the graveyard,
And I'll be left here all alone.
[This verse is not on record, but in early song books:]
Left her in that lonely church yard,
Left my darlin' alone,
Now I'm sad, my heart is cryin',
As I wander thru life alone.