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Where Are You Tonight, I Wonder?

[Andy M. Stewart]

Andy M. Stewart sang his own song Where Are You Tonight, I Wonder? in 1987 on his and Manus Lunny's Green Linnet album Dublin Lady.

June Tabor sang Where Are You Tonight, I Wonder? in 1988 on her Topic album Aqaba.

Michelle Burke sang Where Are You Tonight, I Wonder? on her 2009 album Pulling Threads.

Alistair Ogilvy sang Where Are You Tonight, I Wonder? in 2012 on his Greentrax album Leaves Sae Green. He noted:

A heartrending song of unrequited love, written by the prolific Andy M. Stewart.

Hannah Rarity sang Where Are You Tonight, I Wonder? on her 2016 EP Beginnings and on her 2018 CD Neath the Gloaming Star.

Lyrics

Andy M. Stewart sings Where Are You Tonight, I Wonder?

Chorus (after each verse):
Where are you tonight I wonder
And where will you be tonight when I cry?
Will sleep for you come easy,
Though I alone can't slumber?
Will you welcome in the morning
At another man's side?

How easy for you the years slipped under
And left me a shadow the sun can't dispel,
I built for you a tower of love and admiration
But I set you so high I could not reach myself.

I look through my window at a world filled with strangers,
The face in my mirror is the one face I know.
You have taken all that's in me, so my heart is in no danger,
My heart is in no danger, but I'd still like to know.

If there is a silence then it can be broken,
If there beats a pure heart to her I will go.
And time will work, it's healing and the spirit will grow stronger,
Ah, but in the meantime I'd still like to know.