Bells of the Evening

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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest … more »

Bells of the evening, O sing to my love
Tell her I miss her, my own turtledove 
The streets of the old town are covered with rain
I think I might never know true love again 

I'm lost with no road signs to guide me
A slave to my whisky and dreams  Bells of the evening, O bells that I love
I've got some feelings I long to be rid of

I'm not one to ramble; I'm not one to boast  Though I had one lover more lovely than most
She was a country girl born to be free
Who took to the city by chance there to find me

 Bells of the evening go pealin'
I'm down here listenin' to you
 Bells of the evening, O bells of the sea
Tell her that I love her, that I'm lost and so lonely 

 Bells of the evening, your sweet Sunday sound  Reminds me of the redwoods and moss covered ground
So if I should wander on back to the coast 
Tell her to remember it's her I need the most

I'm caught by the minstrel's misfortune 
Of being forever displaced  Bells of the evening, O bells of the sea
Tell her that I love her; That I'm lost I'm so lonely


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