The Goodnight Song

A lovely goodnight song by Jim Boyles (1992) and adopted by Cliff as one of our mainstays of evening enders. ¬†Cliff learned it from the Blue Murder CD “No One Stands Alone” which is also an inspiration for myself and countless others.

Chorus:
So goodnight my friends, as the dawn comes pale
And the eastern wind brings the threat of gales
Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we’ll meet further on down the road

I have travelled far from this island strand
From the icy waste to the burning sand
Ploughed the raging sea, seen the verdant land
Been at home in a place far away

Many differences but much the same
Though the ways are strange and have different names
But a friendly face breaks a thousand chains
And a smile breaks the lock on the door

We have joined in song, laughed a night away
Swapped our tales of woe, kept the clouds at bay
In the morning clear we’ll be on our way
But we’ll meet further on down the road

So lets drink a health to good times gone by
When our spirits soared and we touched the sky
And we’ll bid farewell but not goodbye
And we’ll meet further on down the road

Final chorus:
So goodnight my friends as the dawn comes pale
And the eastern wind brings the threat of gales
|: Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we’ll meet further on down the road :|¬†