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Songwriter(s): R. Hynes

Lyrics

Sonny lives on a farm, in a wide open space
Take off your shoes, stay out of the race
Lay down your head, on a soft river bed
Sonny always remembers the words Mamma says.

Sonny don't go away, I'm here all alone
Your Daddy's a sailor, never comes home,
Nights are so long, silence goes on,
I'm feeling so tired and not all that strong.

Sonny works on the land, though he's barely a man
There's not much to do but he does what he can
Sits by his window in his room by the stairs
Watching the waves drifting soft on the pier.

Sonny don't go away, I'm here all alone
Your Daddy's a sailor, never comes home,
Nights are so long, silence goes on,
I'm feeling so tired and not all that strong.

Many years have rolled on, Sonny's old and alone
His Daddy the sailor, never came home
Sometimes he wonders what his life might have been
But from the grave Mamma still haunts his dreams.

Sonny don't go away, I'm here all alone
Your Daddy's a sailor, never comes home,
Nights are so long, silence goes on,
I'm feeling so tired and not all that strong.

Available on

Down The Crooked Road The Soundtrack Main Releases 2014 with Dolores Keane and Emmylou Harris  
A Woman's Heart Then & Now Compilations 2010 Mary Black
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs Main Releases 2008 (1991) with Emmylou Harris and Dolores Keane
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs DVD DVD/Video 2008 Bringing It All Back Home with Dolores Keane and Emmylou Harris Hummingbird Productions (1991)  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs - The Song Book Books 2008  
The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 & Hidden Harvest Main Releases 2001 With Emmylou Harris & Dolores Keane
Bringing It All Back Home DVD/Video 2001  
Bringing It All Back Home - Volume 1 Compilations 1994 Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane and Mary Black  
A Woman's Heart Compilations 1992 Mary Black  
Only A Woman's Heart Singles/Promos 1992  
Sonny Singles/Promos 1991 With Emmylou Harris and Dolores Keane