Beloved Wife by Natalie Merchant

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‘Beloved Wife’ was written by Natalie Merchant about devotional love. 

As she said in an interview with Psychology Today,“The death of my grandmother and my grandfather’s dying of a broken heart – it’s sad.  It’s beautiful, but it’s sad.”

“When Pete Seeger’s wife, Toshi, died, they’d been together 47 years. I sang at her memorial, and her memorial went on for five hours.  Every person who took to the stage and stood in front of that microphone said that she had changed their lives,” Merchant said. “When Pete got up at the end to speak, he said, ‘People ask me what my life would have been without Toshi,’ and he said, ‘My life would have been a catastrophe.’ And I sang at that event, and he was sitting five feet away from me — that was an intense experience, too”.

 

 

Lyrics

You were the love 
For certain of my life 
You were simply my beloved wife 
I don’t know for certain 
How I’ll live my life 
Now alone without my beloved wife 
My beloved wife
I can’t believe 
I’ve lost the very best of me
You were the love 
For certain of my life 
You were simply my beloved wife 
I don’t know for certain 
How I’ll live my life 
Now alone without my beloved wife 
My beloved wife
I can’t believe 
I’ve lost the very best of me
You were the love 
For certain of my life 

 
For 50 years simply my beloved wife 
With another love I’ll never lye again 
It’s you I can’t deny 
It’s you I can’t defy 
A depth so deep 
Into my grief 
Without my beloved soul 
I renounce my life 
As my right 
Now alone without my beloved wife 
My beloved wife
My beloved wife 
My love is gone she suffered long 
In hours of pain 
My love is gone 
Now my suffering begins 
My love is gone 
Would it be wrong if I should 
Surrender all the joy in my life 
Go with her tonight?
My love is gone she suffered long 
In hours of pain 
My love is gone 
Would it be wrong if I should 
Just turn my face away from the light 
Go with her tonight?
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Songwriters: Natalie A Merchant
Beloved Wife lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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