“I Loved You Better Than You Knew”


"Our hands are clasped at last forever, Perhaps we'll never meet again, I loved you as I could no other, This parting fills my heart with pain." The singer rehearses all that she will suffer, demonstrating the theme "I loved you better than you knew."


  • The Carter Family, "I Loved You Better Than You Knew" (Victor 23835, 1933)


  1. Randolph 738, "I Loved You Better Than You Knew" (1 text); also 755, "The Broken Heart" (the "A" text includes a stanza from this piece)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 493-495, "The Broken Heart" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 755A)
  3. Roud #6434
  4. BI, R738


Author: Johnny Carroll ((?)
Earliest date: 1893 (copyright)
Found in: US(So)