'Neath the Moon and the Morning Star

I've come to stand above the strand
Where I walked so long ago
And I fondly recall when love was all
And I gave my heart below

One magic night by fire bright
As waves caressed the shore
I laughed and I cried by a young girl's side
Knowing well I would see her no more.

The sea birds circled over he side
And the sun broke o'er the bar.
Once love was a flower at that earliest hour
'Neath the moon and the morning star.

Now I've spent my time without reason or rhyme
Crossing over the restless lands
And the heard that I've known as a youth has flown
Back to the shelter of memory's hands

Oh, fleeting time, oh, fleeting time
Your passing cannot chill
The warmth of that night by the fire bright
And in my arms I will hold her still

The Sea bird circles over the tide
And the day breaks o'er the sea.
Once I was the wild and foolish child
And she was the world to me.
Once I was the wild and foolish child
And she was the world to me.

Words by Bill Staines - music by Peter Vesth, 1991 by Richland Music/BMI