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The Goodnight Song

[Jim Boyes]

Jim Boyes sang his own The Goodnight Song in 1992 on his No Masters CD Out' the Blue. He also sang it with Blue Murder in 2002 on their CD No One Stands Alone.

Bram Taylor sang The Goodnight Song in 2012 on his Fellside CD Jokers & Rogues.

Lyrics

Blue Murder sing The Goodnight Song

Chorus (repeated after each verse):
So goodnight my friends, as the dawn comes pale
And the eastern wind brings the threat of gales
Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we'll meet further on down the road

I have travelled far from this island strand
From the icy waste to the burning sand
Ploughed the raging sea, seen the verdant land
Been at home in a place far away

Many differences but much the same
Though the ways are strange and have different names
But a friendly face breaks a thousand chains
And a smile breaks the lock on the door

We have joined in song, laughed a night away
Swapped our tales of woe, kept the clouds at bay
In the morning clear we'll be on our way
But we'll meet further on down the road

So lets drink a health to good times gone by
When our spirits soared and we touched the sky
And we'll bid farewell but not goodbye
And we'll meet further on down the road

Last chorus
So goodnight my friends as the dawn comes pale
And the eastern wind brings the threat of gales
𝄆Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we'll meet further on down the road𝄇

Acknowledgements and Links

Transcribed by Reinhard Zierke. Thanks to Georgina Boyes for correcting misheard words and some embarrassing typos.

See also the Mudcat Café thread Lyr Req: The Goodnight Song (from Blue Murder).