Stranger On the Shore

Words 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.


     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.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.