"When Ye Go Away" as written by and Michael/lennon Scott....
Now he's brought down the rain
And the Indian summer is through
In the morning you'll be following your trail again
Fair play to you

You ain't calling me to join you
And I'm spoken for anyway
But I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

Your beauty is familiar
And your voice is like a key
That opens up my soul
And torches up a fire inside of me

Your coat is made of magic
And around your table angels play
And I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

Somebody left his whisky
And the night is very young
I've got some to say and more to tell
And the words will soon be spilling from my tongue

I will rave and I will ramble
I'll do everything but make you stay
Then I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

When ye go away...
When ye go away...

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"When Ye Go Away" as written by Michael Scott Charles Oliver Lennon

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    General CommentI don't really care care what this song means in terms of it's lyrical content. Today I played it for the first time in about 20 years and I'd forgotten what a beautiful song it is. It made me think of my children, two of whom have left home, two about to become adolescents and how, now, after bringing these lovely beings into the world time is going so quickly and it won't be long until they've all grown up and gone away.

    vamboroolzon September 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFor me this song is about a man who loves a woman and for some reason she has to leave. Even though he would do everything in his power for her to stay, he admits that he knows she will eventually go. Mike Scott's lyrics never fail to amaze me and this song, though sad, communicates the emotions he is feeling so beautifully. Definitely one of my favourite songs of all time.
    savinggraceon April 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentDuke Ellington said there were only two types of music, regardless of type,which were either good or bad. Obviously this tune falls in the former category Its one of those little pieces of perfection that keeps us listening through the rust and dust of modern music. A diamond in the 'ruff' no less.
    Perfect harmony of words ,music , arrangement, and performance ..............................................Perfect !
    craigmzeon January 16, 2015   Link

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