#01485
I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers (Collected by Leach)

          #1750: YouTube video by thekevinkyle ©2010.
                   ~ Used with permission ~

When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars,
And the beautiful moon leaps the sky,
And the dewdrops from heaven are kissing the rose,
It is then that my memory flies;
As if on the wings of some beautiful dove,
In haste with its message it bears,
For to bring you a kiss of affection and say,
"I'll remember you, love, in my prayers."

Go where you will on land or at sea,
I will share all your sorrows and cares;
And at night when I kneel by my bedside to pray,
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers.

I have loved you too fondly to ever forget,
The love you have spoken to me,
And the kiss of affection still warm on my lips,
When you told me how true you would be;
I know not if fortune is fickle or friend,
Or if time on my memory wears,
But I know that I'll love you wherever you roam,
And remember you, love, in my prayers.

Go where you will on land or at sea,
I will share all your sorrows and cares;
And at night when I kneel by my bedside to pray,
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers.

When the angels in heaven are guarding the good,
As God has ordained them to do,
In answer to prayers I have offered to him,
I know there is one guarding you;
And may his bright spirit be with you through life,
To guide you up heaven's bright stairs,
To meet with the one who has loved you so long,
And remembered you, love, in her prayers.

Go where you will on land or at sea,
I will share all your sorrows and cares;
And at night when I kneel by my bedside to pray,
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers.

####.... Variant of a parlour song published in 1869 by William Shakespeare Hays [1837-1907] ....####
Sung by Mrs. Lou O'Driscoll of Tors Cove, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

The YouTube video above features a live performance on YouTube by Kevin Kyle and friends in 2010.






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