~Thinking of You~


The Last Farewell

 There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor
 Tomorrow for old England she sails
 Far away from your land of endless sunshine
 To my land full of rainy skies and gales
 And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow
 Though my heart is full of tears at this farewell

 For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
 More dearly than the spoken word can tell
 For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
 More dearly than the spoken word can tell

 I've heard there's a wicked war a-blazing
 And the taste of war I know so very well
 Even now I see the foreign flag a-raising
 Their guns on fire as we sail into hell
 I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow
 But how bitter will be this last farewell

 For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
 More dearly than the spoken word can tell
 For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
 More dearly than the spoken word can tell

 Though death and darkness gather all about me
 My ship be torn apart upon the seas
 I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands
 In the heaving waves that brought me once to thee
 And should I return home safe again to England
 I shall watch the English mist roll through the dale

 For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
 More dearly than the spoken word can tell
 For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
 More dearly than the spoken word can tell



Memorial for All Lost Loved Ones
July 4, 2002