Jenny Goodbye

I debated whether to put what this song is about online. But here goes:

Unlike most of my songs, this didn't happen to me, personally.

Thank G-d. I hope it never does.

It's about a couple I read about. Married for 50 years. She was dying, in incredible pain, and nothing could be done. He took it upon himself to do the hardest thing anyone ever can - he helped her to pass. And a few hours later, he went to join her.

This may be what he thought of during the hours in between.

 

Jenny goodbye, Jenny goodbye
Jenny my love, we’ll be together tonight

Well I see that highway
I see that train
And I get to thinkin'
About an end to pain

Jenny goodbye, Jenny goodbye
Jenny my love, we’ll be together tonight

And our love was true
And our love was right
Now she's gone
And I’ve lost the light

Jenny goodbye, Jenny goodbye
Jenny my love, we’ll be together tonight

Oh the hours are draggin'
The world’s in a mist
At the last she whispered
"Give me one more kiss"

Jenny goodbye, Jenny goodbye
Jenny my love, we’ll be together tonight

Our friends ask about you
They can see how I'm torn
Why does fortune hate me
Wish I'd never been born

Jenny goodbye, Jenny goodbye
Jenny my love, we’ll be together tonight

(I’ll be right on by)


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