Shawn Colvin - Windy Nights Lyrics




Whenever the moon and stars are circling
Whenever the wind is high
All night long through the dark and wet
The man goes riding by
Late in the night when the fire's all out
Why does he gallop and gallop about?

Whenever the trees are crying out loud
And ships are tossed at sea
Ride on the highway low and loud
By at the gallop goes he
By at the gallop goes he
And then by he comes back at the gallop again

Whenever the moon and stars are circling
Whenever the wind is high
All night long through the dark and wet
The man goes riding by
Late in the night when the fire's all out
Why does he gallop and gallop about?





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  1. Dorothy Bobo

    Just read this in Richard Russo’s book “Trajectory “ the first short story “Horseman”! I was enchanted with this poem. Learned it was by Robert Louis Stevenson. Such a beloved author.


    Windy Nights
    BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
    Whenever the moon and stars are set,
    Whenever the wind is high,
    All night long in the dark and wet,
    A man goes riding by.
    Late in the night when the fires are out,
    Why does he gallop and gallop about?

    Whenever the trees are crying aloud,
    And ships are tossed at sea,
    By, on the highway, low and loud,
    By at the gallop goes he.
    By at the gallop he goes, and then
    By he comes back at the gallop again.

  2. texxylady

    Rudyard Kipling

  3. Mark Bloom

    When evening in the Shire was grey,
    His footsteps on the Hill were heard,
    Before dawn he went away,
    On journey long without a word.

    From Wilderland to Western Shore,
    From northern waste to southern hill,
    Through dragon-lair and hidden door,
    And darkling woods he walked at will.

    Why does he (Gandalf) gallop and gallop about?

  4. Armando Candeias

    Shawn Colvin sings in a so sweet way.... cute song