I recieved the letter you wrote dear in which you said you'd wait for me
I'm asking you to please not to wait dear it will only ruin your life I see
Now please don't wait for me darling we could never be happy I know
I'll always be a next convict and branded wherever I go
[ dobro ]
In three years my sentence is over the gate will swing wide for me
The warden will say I'm a free man but my name will never be free
Please don't wait for me darling...
[ harmonica ]
May God bless you for your kindness you've stuck with me through thick and thin
I love you too much to disgrace you in closing God bless you again
Now please don't wait for me darling...