In Passing

Long time ago
I saw a fair young lass
She smiled at me
And I was feeling quite happy
I went up to her
and tried to speak with her
but I hadn't seen that she was holding hands
– with another boy

Refrain: In passing
I saw her bright green eyes
In passing
I met with my demise
In passing
I fell in love with her
But I hadn't known that she was married

I shook his hand
with a tear in my eye
but I wouldn't let him know
that inside I was going to die
He entered the train
And waved to me goodbye
And as the train left
I started to cry

In passing
He dropped a shovel dust
In passing
A tiny flower she threw in
In passing
They did it in the trust
That once they’ll have to follow me
- and we will meet again