Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Rolling On (A Hymn for John and Ann)

 

Lyrics

Throughout the night into the dawn

The restless Wear keeps rolling on

And as the bells ring out on a clear day’s morn

The restless Wear keeps rolling on


In St Margaret’s Church of Antioch

Lie the bones of Sir John Duck

And by his side his dear wife Ann

While the restless Wear keeps rolling on


Rolling on, rolling on

Through corridors of endless song

Wandering spirits travelling on

While the restless Wear keeps rolling on


Latin words inscribed on a ledger stone

Mark the tomb where they sleep on

And though their time has been and gone

The restless Wear keeps rolling on


A velvet pulpit cloth they gave

Eight velvet cushions finely made

As each sermon preached rings o’er their grave

The restless Wear keeps rolling on


Rolling on, rolling on

Where paths are steep and roads are long

Backs are bent but hearts are strong

While the restless Wear keeps rolling on



(Gary Miller)


© 2019 Whippet Records

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Notes

Illustration by Helen Temperley (Winkin Bitsy) © 2019

 

Helen's initial illustration for the project 'The Butcher Baronet' © 2018

 

Currently unreleased