Goodbye Babe - Jimmy McCarthy
From the corner of my eye I see a tear rolling down,
At the time I couldn't tell whose tear it was,
If it was mine I should be glad I still function in this cage,
If it's yours, it only makes me more alone,
See a tear rolling down (X2).
This is the last call for Ellis Island,
These are the last words I'm ever gonna hear you say,
So Goodbye Babe, Goodbye Babe.
I hear sweethearts whisper their undying love,
Above the noise on the quay, their voices rise,
They must have something so strong in the face of such a change,
If they can promise and promise all night,
Oh, their undying love, hear their undying love.
Oh, what you wouldn't give to be down on the pier once again,
Far away from the price of this war weary heart,
Time up their in the clouds must be hard to endure when your hearts unsure.
It's like a knife in my gut knowing you're taking leave,
Feel I'm sentenced to death without appeal,
I can't pretend its all a dream what I see will disappear,
But, the end I can see is all too real,
Knowing your taking leave (X2).