John O’Dreams

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  1. John O’Dreams -:-- / 05:25
With beautiful and thought provoking lyrics by Bill Caddick and set to a tune by none other than Tchaikovsky, this has been a perennial favorite of ours and a lovely way to say goodnight.


When midnight comes good people homeward tread
Seek now your blankets and your feathered bed
Home comes the rover his journey over
Yield up the nighttime to old John O’Dreams

Across the Hills the sun has gone away
Tomorrow’s cares are many dreams away
The stars are flying your candle’s dying
Yield up the darkness to old John O’Dreams

Both man and master in the night are one
All things are equal when the day is done
The prince the plow man the slave the free man
All find their comfort in old John O’Dreams

When sleep it comes the dreams come running clear
The hawks of morning cannot reach you here
Sleep is a river flow on forever
And for your boatman choose old John O’Dreams