Angeline - by Mickey Newbury
Yesterday's newspaper forecast no rain for today,
But yesterday's news is old news, the skies are all grey.
Winter's in labour and soon will give birth to the spring,
And sprinkle the meadows with flowers for my Angeline.
Heartache and sorrow and sadness unendingly find
Wings on her memory, and with them she flies to my mind.
(Mickey had recorded this song with, and without, the next two lines...)
She stretched her arms for a moment then went back to sleep,
While morning stood watching me ever so silently weep.
She opened her eyes the moment my feet touched the floor,
The cold hardwood creaked with each step that I made to the door,
Where I turned to her gently and said ‘Hon, just look, it's spring',
Knowing outside the window the winter looked for Angeline.
But yesterday's newspaper forecast no rain for today...
(Transcribed by - June 2012)