Song – Fog Horn

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music
  • Hollis Music

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RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

Song Notes

One-stop license for Bob Gibson Bootleg Gibson available through Wixen Music.

This haunting melody was recorded three times by Gibson and by several other artists. The versions by the Serendipity Singers and Alex Hassilev are more ominous sounding than the Gibson versions. Great soundtrack potential in all versions.
The recordings by the Greenwood Country Singers and The Just IV are not available digitally yet.

LYRIC

Fog Horn

Hear that fog horn, hear it moanin’
Sad song for a lonely few
And I’m walkin’, I’m lonely
And I’m blue, yes I’m blue

See that rain veil, softly fallin’
Grey moon on a black sky
And I’m walkin’, and I’m lonely
And I cry, yes, I cry

When it’s midnight time by the waterfront
And the night’s callin’ out to its own
And the fog rolls in from a troubled sea
And I walk down by the docks all alone

In that rain veil,softly fallin’
Grey moon on a black sky
And I’m walking and I’m lonely
And I cry, yes I cry

Hear that fog horn, hear it moanin’
Sad song for a lonely few
And I’m walkin’, and I’m callin’
Where are you, where are you

Midnight time by the waterfront
And the tide’s callin’ out to its own
And the fog rolls in from a troubled sea
And I walk down by the docks all alone

In that rain veil, softly fallin’
Grey moon on a black sky
And I’m walkin’, and I’m lonely
And I cry, yes, I cry

Hear that fog horn, hear it moanin’
Sad song for a lonely few
And I’m walkin’, and I’m callin’
Where are you, where are you

Additional lyrics:

When it’s sun-high time and the streets come alive
With the crowds chasing after their dreams
In the hum-drum rush of the day we forget
How the slow-down day gone time’s gonna seem.

In the ev’nin’, shadows fallin’
Nighttime ‘cross the rooftops callin’
And the city, far below
Says hurry home, says hurry home

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein
© Robert Josiah Music / Hollis Music

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