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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Goodnight : Video-Lyrics

Coincidence and Likely Stories > Goodnight

From 1976 for the next sixteen years, I quit recording to concentrate on being a mommy and an artist. I did very few concerts, mostly on Reserves or big splendid things in Europe for UNICEF, and got into home recording. I heard Cliff Eberhart's beautiful "Goodnight" sung by The Modern Folk Quartet. In 1991, with my son grown up, I was invited by Ensign Records to re-enter professional recording, and with Chris Birkett as my co-producer, made Coincidence and Likely Stories, mostly at home with my Macintosh computer which had been my constant companion since 1984. I sang and played "Goodnight" right into the Mac. It's my favourite song.

Sleepless nights don't bother me at all
If dawn comes I don't worry
Something deep inside keeps me awake
I wish that you were here right beside me

I recall when I was very young
and could not go to sleep
My father sang me songs to make me tired
But memories don't make it easier so

Goodnight
wherever you are sleeping
and I hope that if you dream
you dream of me.
Oh goodnight
wherever you are sleeping
and I hope that if you dream
you dream of me

Now I lie awake and it's no fun
tossing and turning
I'd call you if it weren't so very late
but telephones don't bring you close to me

I recall the times we stayed up late
Wide awake but still dreaming
There was nothing on this earth could make me tired
but memories don't make it easier so

Goodnight
wherever you are sleeping
and I hope that if you dream
you dream of me.
Goodnight
wherever you are sleeping
and I hope that if you dream
you dream of me...


4 comments:

Krzysztof said...

Jedna z moich ulubionych piosenek. Mógłbym słuchać w nieskończoność.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, miss Buffy,♥♥♥thank you again!

Tim McMullen said...

You don't do that many songs by other writers, but when you do, you pick some great ones. Cliff Eberhardt's version of his song is brilliant, but your performance is a gem as well.

Lily12Petals said...

I have been missing you, Buffy Sainte Marie but will travel to N. Calif. to see you in March 2013 and I can't wait....until then......

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