Martin Gilmore - Keep A Light On For Me My Darling

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Here's a song I wrote when I was 21. I tweaked it a little, but it's pretty close to what it has always been.

Recorded in Denver, Colorado. November 1st, 2012.

I used my 1996 Martin D-18s Vintage series to record this track.

Please feel free to record, perform and share this song with anyone you like. But if you do, please credit me for writing it. If you record it send me a copy.


Keep A Light On For Me My Darling

Footprints in the snow
Is all he left so long ago
Made up his mind to go
And help to win the war
But before he went away
At the dawning of the day
He held her close and had these words to say

Keep a light on for me my darling
To help to show me the way
Back to my home, back to your love
And with the grace of god above
I’ll return to you someday

Some years passed with no return
And to her sorrow she did learn
That he fell at Gettysburg
No more to speak a word
And for the rest of her life
When the stars were out at night
She’d say as she looked up to the sky


from Martin Gilmore and Friends, track released November 1, 2012
Written by Martin Gilmore (Timtomtodd Music, ASCAP) 2004/2012

Martin Gilmore: Vocals and Guitar



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