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Shadows Of The Pines (MacEdward Leach)
See also: Shadows Of The Pines (Judy Brazil)

As we wandered in the shadows of the pines
my love and I,
The wind was blowing freshly from the sea;
When a sudden fearful darkness
drove across that summer sky,
And the shadows came between my love and I.

Some hasty words were spoken
and almost unaware,
Hasty answered, too, unthinking angrily;
Our heartsick bitter meaning,
our weeping and our prayers,
Would make the false cold promises unsaid.

Come back to me, sweetheart,
love me as before,
Come back to me, sweetheart,
and leave me never more;
In life's dull pathway
the sun no longer shines,
Come, love, and meet me in
the shadows of the pines.

I wake to be fair dreaming
to call aloud your name,
I fall asleep to dream of you once more;
But my sovereign pride had left me,
I admit I was too poor,
Forgive me love and love me as before.

Come back to me, sweetheart,
love me as before,
Come back to me, sweetheart,
and leave me never more;
In life's dull pathway
the sun no longer shines,
Come, love, and meet me in
the shadows of the pines.

Her future is o'ershadowed
by the darkness of despair,
Through the path of life
the sun no longer shines;
I'll give the whole world gladly
to meet you, dear, again,
Reunited in the shadows of the pines.

####.... Variant of a parlour song by Hattie Loomis and G O Lang, 1895 ....####

Sung in 1950 by Michael (Mike) A Kent [1904-1997] of Cape Broyle, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was recorded as Shadows Of The Pines by Judy Brazil of Trepassey, NL (I'll Be There, 2001, trk#04 - produced and arranged by Kevin Collins).


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