Lyrics

You

You, you took me down

To the part of town

Where your father lived

 

And you, you took my hand

And spoke of foreign lands

Where you’d never been

 

And you, you sang me songs

Some of them were long

And some of them were blue

 

And you, you told me tales

Some of them were tall

But some of them were true

 

You, you held me high

When I would cry

You made me do my best

 

And you, you’d kiss my cheek

When I was weak

You’d put my mind at rest

 

And you of summer walks

And evening talks

In wicker rocking chairs

 

And you of many years

And many fears

And, oh, so many prayers

 

Now, you, of laughing, loving eyes

Still brighter than the skies

Still tender, ever true

 

You have put upon my tongue

A poem long unsung

Until now sung for you

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP