I met a little girl, sure was fine; Pretty little thing just about blew my mind. She took me home, and, ahh, made love to me. I knew right then and there, this is where I wanted to be. Most of my life I had been all, all alone, And you're so sweet to me; don't think I'll ever roam. And then one day as time will pass, I had this feeling that our love would last. Nothing could go wrong, and it seemed everything I did Seemed to please you; all the heartaches you hid. Then one night after we made it, and we were through, That's when I decided I wanted to marry you. Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife; To love, hold, and cherish, for the rest of your life? I do, yes I do, I do darlin', Cause I love you. Nineteen sixty-four. Once you really loved me, Once I really loved you. Nineteen seventy-six. Then time would change you , As time would really change me. We thought our love would stand the test of time, And, as I sing this song, right now, I wonder today, today, If you're a friend of mine. Cry, cry, cry, I have done some crying. Woman, you have caused my tears to flow. Cry, cry, cried; you cry about me? Do you think about the kind of love we had? Hal, le, hallelejah. Hal, le, lu, I'm free. Hal, le, hallelejah. Hal, le, lu, I'm free.