Last night as i lay dreaming
Last night as I lay dreaming and I dreamt of foreign lands
I dreamt that I had met you and you took me by the hand
And we walked down by the riverside,
We watched the waters flow
And you told me when you left me youâ€™d never let me go
And we told the truth in whiskey â€˜til we made the rafters ring,
Weâ€™d laugh and chaff,
We had a half when the pints had made us sing,
And when the night was over weâ€™d stagger home to bed,
Weâ€™d wake up in the morning
And weâ€™d wonder what we said.
We said love lasts forever, I suppose that could be true,
When I looked into the embers, I thought that I saw you;
But an emberâ€™s only ashes at the dawning of the day,
When the mists upon the meadows swiftly rise and drift away.
Thereâ€™s soldiermen and sailors
And thereâ€™s men of high degree,
Thereâ€™s tinkermen and tailors, and then thereâ€™s always me,
And if you looked upon me, would it seem so very mad
That I dreamt of you that evening,
And the passion that we had.
And now it all is over and now youâ€™re far away,
And if I heard your voice now I donâ€™t know what I would say,
The shop has long since loaded
And itâ€™s sailed from the quay,
But Iâ€™ll hold you in my arms, love, in the dream of yesterday.