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I'll Remember You, Love, in My Prayers

I'll Remember You, Love, in My Prayers

by Eric & Polly Rapp

Released 5/2/2003
Released 5/2/2003
The Rapps' first CD--an old-timey all-acoustic collection of four songs by Eric, four traditional tunes, and four covers. The content ranges from secular to sacred; the sound is an intimate blend of vocals, acoustic guitar, and mountain dulcimer.
  • When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall
  • Last Train from Poor Valley
  • 04:48 Story Lyrics Broom o' the Cowdenknowes

    How blithe each morn was I to see

    My lass come o’er the hill

    She skipped the burn and ran to me

    I met her with good will.

     

    Oh, the broom, the bonnie, bonnie broom

    The broom o' the Cowdenknowes

    Fain would I be in the north country

    Herding her father’s ewes

     

    We neither wanted ewes nor lambs

    While the flock near us lay

    She gathered in the sheep at night

    And cheered me all the day

     

    Oh, the broom, the bonnie, bonnie broom

    The broom o' the Cowdenknowes

    Fain would I be in the north country

    Herding her father’s ewes

     

    Hard fate that I should banished be

    Gone 'way o’er lea and moor

    Because I loved the fairest lass

    That ever yet was born

     

    Oh, the broom, the bonnie, bonnie broom

    The broom o' the Cowdenknowes

    Fain would I be in the north country

    Herding her father’s ewes

     

    Adieu, ye Cowdenknowes, adieu

    Farewell all pleasures there

    To wander by her side again

    Is all I crave or care

     

    Oh, the broom, the bonnie, bonnie broom

    The broom o' the Cowdenknowes

    Fain would I be in the north country

    Herding her father’s ewes

  • 02:28 Story Lyrics I'll Remember You, Love, in My Prayers

    When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars

    And the beautiful moon sweeps the sky

    Dew drops from heaven are kissing the rose

    It's then that my memory flies

     

    Well, upon the wings of a beautiful dove

    I'll hasten this message of cheer

    I’ll bring you a kiss of affection and say

    I’ll remember you, Love, in my prayers

     

    Now the angels of heaven are guarding the good

    As God has ordained them to do

    In answer to prayers that I offered to Him

    I know there’s one waiting for you

     

    Now go where you will on land or on sea

    I’ll share all your sorrows and cares

    At night as I kneel by my bedside to pray

    I’ll remember you, Love, in my prayers

  • 03:44 Story Lyrics Swallowed

    When I get to your foothills

    When I get to your fields

    I will go to the river

    You'll hold your hand out to me

    You'll hold my hand

    And I will come to understand

    and be gladly swallowed

     

    I'll hit Toledo by morning

    And by then I'll be halfway there

    I'll come out from where it's storming

    You'll come out your window

    and meet me there

    And if you say you'll lead the way

    I will gladly follow

     

    I can only give in so long

    singing words to someone else's song

    till I finally hear a song from you

    I'll give in to you

    I'll sing with you

    I'll sing for you

     

    I've got too much weight tied on me

    by men who want to sell me fear

    They tell me everyone disowns me

    But as they're yelling at me

    I close my ears

    Turn my head and look away

    And see all you gave me

     

    I have wasted forty hours

    I have wasted thirty years

    But recently I have been thinking

    I need to go back to you

    And find my name

    I hope that when you see me there

    You will save me.

  • Nothin' without You
  • 03:03 Story Cades Cove
  • 03:51 Story Lyrics Sometimes I Wonder What I'm Doing Here

    Last night my words went above you

    They drifted into the night sky

    I discreetly was saying I love you

    But now I don't know why I try

     

    Sometimes when I wake in the morning

    I can't figure how to begin

    And I take this as some kind of warning

    To go back and lie down again

     

    You are the earth, you are the rain

    You are the way I get joy out of pain

    I know no one cares to hear me complain

    but sometimes I wonder what I'm doing here

     

    It sure does get dark on the highway

    I can't see the road from the frost

    and all of these people in my way

    are looking for exits they've lost

     

    And beds under interstate bridges

    show up from the passing headlights

    And it seems just that way for the lonely

    to appear and then fade out of sight

     

    You are the earth, you are the rain

    You are the way I get joy out of pain

    I'm sure no one cares to hear me complain

    but sometimes I wonder what I'm doing here

     

    I'll sit at a desk full of papers

    and wait for day's end to come 'round

    When I get to the Ohio border

    I'll pull off the road and kiss the ground

     

    You are the earth, you are the rain

    You are the way I get joy out of pain

    I know no one cares to hear me complain

    but sometimes I wonder what I'm doing here

  • 02:23 Story Lyrics Where the Soul of Man Never Dies

    To Canaan's land I'm on my way,

    Where the soul never dies,

    My darkest night will turn to day

    Where the soul never dies.

     

    Dear friends, there'll be no sad farewell,

    There'll be no tear-dimmed eyes

    Where all is peace and joy and love,

    And the soul of man never dies

     

    A rose is blooming there for me,

    Where the soul (of man) never dies

    And I will spend eternity

    Where the soul (of man) never dies

     

    Dear friends, there'll be no sad farewell,

    There'll be no tear-dimmed eyes

    Where all is peace and joy and love,

    And the soul of man never dies

     

    My life will end in deathless sleep

    Where the soul (of man) never dies

    And everlasting joys I'll reap

    Where the soul (of man) never dies

     

    Dear friends, there'll be no sad farewell,

    There'll be no tear-dimmed eyes

    Where all is peace and joy and love,

    And the soul of man never dies

  • All My Tears
  • 01:48 Story Lyrics Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks

    I am the blossom pressed in a book

    found after two hundred years.

    I'm the patient gardener of a dry, weedy garden,

    growing these colors with tears.

    I am the love; I am the maker,

    the keeper of all you hold dear.

    Here I am. I am with you

    before you think

    to call my name.

  • 03:26 Story Amazing Grace