Goodnight Sweet Prince Lyrics

When the morphine kicked in
We watched our drowning man, fight
I took two hits myself and
Held his hand as he died

Just between him there (??)
I leaned and whispered to his ear
Goodnight sweet prince
If you are at all still there

I whipped out my heart
and blew the old man some Taps
They said don’t wake up Ma
She’s been up since the day
Of the Last Rites

Don’t get her out of bed
I said she’s got to see her husband dead
I stroked her hair and whispered
in her ear Daddy’s gone

Then she walked and she knelt down
And she prayed at the foot of his bed
I found a bottle of Brandy
I fixed her one, I already had mine

They slipped him in a body bag
And they put him in a hearse
Between here and there
Whispered once in his ear

Goodnight sweet prince
If you’re still there
I never shed a tear that night
I’d been crying for a year

Goodnight sweet prince
I leaned and whispered in his ear

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  2. adam 21.Jul.08 at 10:13 pm

    I whipped out my harp / and blew the old man some taps

  3. Josh 07.Aug.08 at 7:50 am

    “Just between you and me / I leaned and whispered . . .”

  4. rickmcInnis 18.Apr.09 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you.

    Do you think he could sing this anywhere but in the studio?

    Anyone who has lost a parent (which we all will be one day) will find this exquisite.

    Thanks again. You are write once you read it it punches so hard in the gut as to almost overwhelming.

  5. Kevin 12.Aug.09 at 12:31 am

    – “Just between HERE AND THERE
    I leaned and whispered to his ear”

    – “I whipped out my HARP
    and blew the old man some Taps”

  6. jay 15.Aug.09 at 6:07 pm

    I heard Jim Dickenson passed away. Glasses up…

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