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From: Gene L. Graham (by way of cal woods)
Performer: Jean Shepard
Words and music: V. F. Stewart


[D] So many beautiful stories are [A7] told
Of love and affection, that's purer than [D] gold
They meet and they love and he makes her his [G] wi-fe
And [A7] why it can't last, is a Mystery Of [D] Life.

[D] I love you my darling, I've always been [A7] true
Wherever you go, I'll be thinking of [D] you
You say you don't want me, you wish to be [G] fr-ee
If [A7] that's what you want, that's the way it will [D] be.

It's a [G] Mystery Of Life, how [D] someone so sweet
Can [E7] cast you aside, to be dirt at their [A7] feet
They'll [D] take you and court you and make you their [G] wi-fe
And [A7] why it can't last, is a Mystery Of [D] Life.

When Daddy told Mother, 'til death do us part
He said it and meant it, right from the heart
But now it is different, how people have chang-ed
The words of the Bible, they don't mean a thing.

God made the ocean, the land and the trees
He made the flowers, the birds and the bees
Why He permits all this trouble and str-ife
That is just one of The Mysteries Of Life.