Songs of the Sea

Genevieve

04:30
Pierce Campbell
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written by Pierce Campbell

Story

Written about a shipwreck near Scotland. It turns out my Great Grandmother was named Genevieve and I never knew.

Lyrics

It seems so long ago, in silence she slipped away from me Into the arms of a jealous angry sea With a hunger of years, the wind swept waters could not wait Taking captain and crew, and loved ones to their fate Chorus Now when the winds off the Hebrides blow so free That's when she calls to me She speaks softly on the ocean breeze She says everything's alright Anguish and fear color my every waking thought Can she not see what her ghostly vigil has wrought And I nearly loose my mind, each time she calls to me Echos from a cold wet grave that never should be Now when the winds off the Hebrides blow so free That's when she calls to me She speaks softly on the ocean breeze She says she will never let me go Oh Genevieve, I've lost your love to the sea Will you not go, and leave me with my memories For the love that I knew is gone, I beg you to set me free Now when the winds off the Hebrides blow so free No longer does she call to me I hear only waves in the ocean breeze Ever since she said goodbye Oh Genevieve, I've lost your love to the sea Oh Genevieve, you were always Ginny to me