Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

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

 

When the Wind Blows, Billy Boy

 

Lyrics

Where have you been all the day Billy Boy
Now you have put away all of your toys
I wish I had known you when you were a boy
But that's all gone now

I'll never forget when I first put you now
You were dancing all round the town
With your shoes all scuffed and your curly hair brown
But that seems such a long time ago now

When the wind blows you've got time on your hands
But when the time comes it blows by so fast
I'll dream of the days that are coming at last
When the wind blows Billy Boy

You in your innocence were such a sweet little thing
Now that's gone forever flown like birds on the wing
Did you ever regret it did you lose anything
Now it's all in the past Billy Boy 


When the wind blows you've got time on your hands
But when the time comes it blows by so fast
I'll dream of the days that are coming at last
When the wind blows Billy Boy

Where have you been all the years Billy Boy
You threw them away like you didn't know how
All for the sake of just living for now
Well I still love you Billy Boy

Now you and your sweetheart will walk hand in hand
You and the world and his wife make a stand
For all that we've ever held at our command
As you count down the years Billy Boy

When the wind blows you've got time on your hands
But when the time comes it blows by so fast
I'll dream of the days that are coming at last
When the wind blows Billy Boy 


Now the wind's blown all the time from your hands
Now the time's come will you blow by so fast
Or welcome the days that are here at last
When the wind blows Billy Boy


(Gary Miller)


© 1994 Whippet Records

Copyright Control MCPS/PRS

 

Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

Pinnacle Independent News

[Various Artists]

Pre-Release Sampler CD

(UpFront0013, Pinnacle Upfront) 1994


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

Sound Stuff [Various Artists]

Cassette (First Hearing Magazine) 1994

 
 

Video Clips

The Whisky Priests performing 'When The Wind Blows, Billy Boy'
live on 'Los Conciertos de Radio 3', TV Española, on 23rd June 1999.

The Whisky Priests performing 'When The Wind Blows, Billy Boy'
live at Markthalle, Hamburg, on 10th October 1998.

Taken from '"Here Come The Ranting Lads!" - Live!'
(WPTV18 Whippet Records 1999).

 

The Whisky Priests performing 'When The Wind Blows, Billy Boy'
live at Riverside Festival, Stockton-on-Tees, on 30th July 1998.