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The Light From The Lighthouse

From Hove-to, and Drifting ...

Music traditional;  lyrics © 1999 Bob Zentz

Click here for info about the traditional song "Shine on Me"

 

(in “A” – capo 2)

 

When the daylight fades and the shadows fall  (G-D-G-C-D-G)
Let the light from the light-house shine on me  (G-C-G-D)
And the weather watch spies a com-ing squall  (G-D-G-C-D-G)
Let the light from the light-house shine on me  (G-C-G-D-G)

Then the sun sinks low in a troubled sea

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
The wind will blow and the rain falls free

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

     Shine on me, oh, shine on me

     Let the light from the light-house shine on me
     Shine on me, oh, shine on me

     Let the light from the light-house shine on me

 

Then the clouds boil black and the wind will wail

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
And you’re caught in the teeth of a living gale

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Then your sailor’s heart is filled with fear

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
When the sound of the surf on the rocks is near

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me  (chorus)

 

Then the wind drops off and the sea’s becalmed

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
But the fog is thickest before the dawn

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Then the new sun burns the fog away

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
From the darkest night comes the brightest day

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me  (chorus)

 

When your ship is safe in port again

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
You can thank the keeper, you can thank the flame

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me  (chorus)

 

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