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Posted By: Jim Dixon
21-Oct-19 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: Songs about Jimmie Rodgers
Subject: Lyr Add: WE MISS HIM WHEN THE EVENING SHADOWS FALL
You can hear this recording at YouTube


WE MISS HIM WHEN THE EVENING SHADOWS FALL
Words and music by Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers [Carrie Rodgers]
As recorded by Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers [Carrie Rodgers], 1936. (Bluebird B-6698, Montgomery Ward M-7085)

Now his chair is vacant, waiting, waiting there.
His Boston bull awaits his master's call.
Brown eyes are mutely asking: "Where is my pal?"
And the evening shadows fall.

Our little girl Anita sighs,
Puzzled pain in her young eyes,
As she whispers: "Mother dear, won't my daddy come at all?"
Then the evening shadows fall.

Mm-mm-hm.

His old guitar is silent, longing, longing so
For his magic fingers to caress its strings
And, oh, I want his arms, his kiss, his happy call,
But the evening shadows fall.

Comes a voice, not his, but we hear
From the radio cabinet so near
Requests for Jimmie Rodgers singing his "Home Call"
As the evening shadows fall.

"My wife by my side, my babe at my knee,
So happy just Carrie, Anita and me."

And it seems he's home again with his tunes,
And teasing Mister Mickey as he loved to do,
With his wife and his babe just loving us all,
But the evening shadows fall.

Mm-mm-hm.