#02478
Shadows Of The Pines (Judy Brazil) video
See also: Shadows Of The Pines (Leach)
#591: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

While wandering in the shadows
of the pines my love and I,
The wind was blowing freshly from the sea,
When a sad and frightened darkness
came across the summer sky,
And the shadows fell between my love and me.

Some hasty words were spoken
and then, almost unaware,
Hasty answers to unthinking anger led;
Now my troubled heart is breaking
and the weeping and the tears,
Cannot make these false and cruel words unsaid.

Oh, come back to me, sweetheart,
and love me as before,
Back, back to me, sweetheart,
and leave me nevermore;
In life's dull pathway
the sun no longer shines,
Oh come, love, and meet me
in the shadows of the pines.

You took the ring I gave you,
never passed one glance at me,
I saw the jewel sparkle in your hand;
Then you turned away and tossed it
in the waters oh so deep,
As the waves were splashing gaily on the sand.

You went your way unheeded
and the tears I could not hide,
You went your way and
not one word was said;
Now my aching heart is breaking
underneath its massive pride,
As the pine trees hung in pity overhead.

Oh, come back to me, sweetheart,
and love me as before,
Back, back to me, sweetheart,
and leave me nevermore;
In life's dull pathway
the sun no longer shines,
Oh come, love, and meet me
in the shadows of the pines.

I woke from bitter dreaming
just to call aloud your name,
I sleep again to dream of you once more;
Now my troubled heart is breaking,
I'll admit I am to blame,
So forgive me dear and love me as before.

The future overshadowed now
with darkness of despair,
In the sky of life
the sun no longer shines;
I would give this whole world gladly
once again to be with you,
Reunited in the shadows of the pine.

Oh, come back to me, sweetheart,
and love me as before,
Back, back to me, sweetheart,
and leave me nevermore;
In life's dull pathway
the sun no longer shines,
Oh come, love, and meet me
in the shadows of the pines.
Oh come, love, and meet me
in the shadows of the pines.

####.... Variant of an 1895 parlour song by Hattie Loomis and G O Lang ....####
This variant was recorded by Judy Brazil of Trepassey, NL (I'll Be There, trk#04, 2001, produced and arranged by Kevin Collins at Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).

See more songs by Judy Brazil.

A variant was sung as Shadows Of The Pines by Michael A (Mike) 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).


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