Stranger On the ShoreWords by Robert Mellin, Music by Mr. Acker Bilk
Recorded by Andy Williams, 1962 (#38)
D G/B Em7 D DM7 G Gm7 Here I stand, watching the tide go out, D F#m Bm Bm7 Em7 G/B A7 So all alone and blue, just dreaming dreams of you. D G/B Em7 D DM7 G Gm7 I watched your ship as it sailed out to sea D F#m Bm Bm7 Em7 G/B D D7 Taking all my dreams and taking all of me. Bridge: G F#m The sighing of the waves Em7 G/B D D7 The wailing of the wind G F#m The tears in my eyes burn E7 A7 Pleading, "My love, return" D G/B Em7 D DM7 G Gm7 Why, oh, why must I go on like this? D F#m Bm Bm7 Em7 G/B D Shall I just be a lone - ly stranger on the shore?
*This recording was a vocal-added-later version of the song which the composer had taken to #1 as an instrument just a couple of months earlier.