After all these years of hearing the song Ashokan Farewell, someone FINALLY puts the words with the music. This song is always performed as an instrumental, now with the words I hope that I can do the lyrics with it as well. It was one of those songs that every time I heard I always thought something was missing. I mean, it sounded like it needed words. Well there is words. So, my plan is to get together my old Irish band and perform this song WITH the lyrics.
The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.
My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.
Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?
Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.