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Thread #96814   Message #1896483
Posted By: GUEST,Henryp
30-Nov-06 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs of parting
Subject: Lyr Add: THE NIGHT IS YOUNG (Colum Sands)
Goodnight Song on Blue Murder's No One Stands Alone.

Colin Irwin, in his book "In Search of Albion", drove over the North Yorkshire Moors playing this and wondering if he should choose it for his own funeral!

"Jim Boyes' perfectly-judged Goodnight Song is the perfect closer. Keep the tissues handy." BBC Radio 2 Folk website.

The night is young by Colum Sands

Rest for a while now the night is young
The time is short and the road is long
Tell me a story I'll sing you a song
For tomorrow the road will be calling us on

Don't let your journey be stopped at the start
There are times when your feet have to follow your heart
But the faster you travel the less you can see
And the more that you have the less you can be


Look for the house with the smile at the door
Where we sat round the table and danced on the floor
Found warmth at the fire and came back for more
There was grass on the chimney and a lock on the door


So let the reel have its turn and the song its refrain
And here's to the day when we all meet again
And long may the sun shine wherever you are
But you'll still need the darkness to show you the stars