WHEN IT'S TIME FOR THE WHIPPOORWILL TO SING
Recorded by Ramona and Grandpa Jones
Oh, the [G] stars and the [C] Silvery Moon is [G] shinin'
All around as the sweet-[G7] ness of the [D] Spring
But I'm [G] sad and in [C] loneliness I'm [G] pinin'
For the [G7] one I know I'll [D] never see a-[G] gain.
How I [C] long for the day when I shall [G] meet her
If it be where the An-[G7] gels sweetly [D] sing
She is [G] mine and the [C] thought of her grows [G] sweeter
When it's [G7] time for the [D] Whippoorwill to [G] sing.
Then I left with the thought I'd be returning
Soon to her with the wealth of joy I'd bring
I returned but too late and now I'm pinin'
She has gone and in loneliness I'll sing.
I remember the night she made the promise
And those words said to me great joy did bring
I'll be true and you know you'll find me waiting
When it's time for the Whippoorwill to sing.