The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53224   Message #820507
Posted By: Mudlark
07-Nov-02 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Series: Plum
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Plum
I first heard Wait Till the Clouds Roll By sung by Cathy Barton and Dave Para in a tiny coffee house in San Luis Obispo, CA, a long way from their home. I fell in love with the lilting melody and the inherent simplicity and innocence of the lyrics. It was written in 1884, music by H.J. Fulmer, lyrics by J.T. Wood. The last verse was added by Bob Coltman.

Jenny, my own true loved one
I'm going far away
Out on the bounding billows
Out on the deep blue sea.
How I will miss you my darling
There where the storms rage on high
Cheer up and don't be lonely
Wait till the clouds roll by

Chorus: Wait till the clouds roll by, Jenny
       Wait till the clouds roll by
       Jenny, my own true loved one
       Wait till the clouds roll by

And, Jenny, when far from thee, love
I'm on the ocean deep,
Each thought of thee forever
Loving, sweet vigil keep
Then I will come to you my darling
Take courage, dear, never cry
Cheer up and don't be lonely
Wait till the clouds roll by

Chorus

And Jenny, a star's above you
Shines in your cabin door
Sparkles to say I love you
Afar where the billows blow
My arms enfold you, my darling
Never you pine, dear, or cry
Cheer up and dont be lonely
Wait till the clouds roll by

Chorus