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Ron Hynes

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Sonny, don't go away, I am here all alone
Your daddy's a sailor - never comes home
Nights get so long and the silence goes on
I'm feelin' so tired, not all that strong

Sonny lives on a farm in a far distant space
Take off your shoes and stay out of the race
Lay down your head by the soft river bed
But Sonny always remembers the words mama said:

Sonny works on the land, though he's barely a man
There's not much to do but he does what he can
Sits by his window in his room by the stairs
Watching the waves drifting soft on the pier


Many years have rolled on, Sonny's old and alone
His Daddy the sailor, never came home
Sometimes he wonders what his life might have been
But from the grave Mamma still haunts his dreams.