Jenny Jones, O Jenny Jones, Where do you go when the night wind moans? When the clouds sweep over a wet grey sky And dim black shadows go racing by? Where do you go when alone you stand, Your garments tossed by an unseen hand With arms outstretched to the shrieking night O gleaming hair in the ghostly light? Where do you go when you start and fly To the winding lane with a laughing cry And opening wide the gate are gone While the whirling leaves and the wind sweep on? They bear you away with them, Jenny Jones, The shadows, the leaves, and the wind that moans Their voices wail on a distant hill But the stars look down and the lane is still.
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- by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889 - 1960), "Jenny Jones", 1926, published 1927. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2008-09-24
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Word count: 126