C F C I followed her into the west G Where I had never been before. C F And never did she see me as C G C I stood there helpless by the door. C F C Each day my resolution rose, G And every day an oath I swore: C F Tonight I'd stand and be a man; C G C Tonight I'd knock upon her door. C F C And shaved and pressed and cleaned and dressed, G I'd start upon the quest once more. C F But each night ended as the rest: C G C I could not knock upon her door. C F C I paced my room and cursed myself; G I swore that I would go no more. C F When, as the sun was sinking low, C G C I heard a knocking at my door. C F And standing there with food for me; G Standing there, my heart's delight! C F Who said, "I thought you must be ill. C G C I missed you at my door tonight. C F "Now you must rest and you must sleep, G Your resolution to restore. C F And when these dishes you return, C G C Be sure to knock upon my door." C F C I followed her into the west G Where I had never been before. C F And never did she see me as C G C I stood there helpless by the door.