From the recording Dry Lightning

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Eric Schaffer - Vocals, acoustic guitar
Alvin Blaine - Dobro

Lyrics

Whiskey Lay Me Down Tonight
@2020 Eric Schaffer

There’s a boat out on the water
She rises and falls with the tide
I’m no more her captain
Than the whims of the winds that she rides.
Me, I’m starting at your photograph
I throw a match in an empty glass and I pray

For strength and understanding
That tomorrow I may rise
Now go down slow, faithful true companion
Whiskey lay me down tonight
Whiskey lay me down tonight

Said goodbye to my lover
Lost on the road in my wake
Goodbye sisters and brothers
On separate paths the waves still break
Honest angels with broken wings
Still need to fly, need to sing songs of hope

Faith and understanding
That tomorrow I may rise
Now go down slow, faithful true companion
Whiskey lay me down tonight
Whiskey lay me down tonight

I did not dance on the mountain
I will not cry in the canyon
What do you do when you can’t find your way back?
But take your blessings just knowing that

Grace and understanding
Will tomorrow make me rise
Now lay me low, my only true companion
Whiskey lay me down tonight
Whiskey lay me down tonight