Across the Border

Love and Laughter


Have you seen the black-haired girl in the white dress
Floating through the yellow alley light
Her flashing eyes and her copper skin
She’s a shimmering wraith on a moonlit night

And the promenade cafe bars
Echo with the sight and sounds of
Love and laughter all night long

Have you seen her silent on the harbour wall
Gazing far out across the moonlit sea
With her silver tears gently falling down
Beneath the shimmering palm trees

And the promenade cafe bars
Echo with the sight and sounds of
Love and laughter all night long

Have you seen her on the shingle beach
Maybe on the breeze you heard her sigh
As she walks slowly into the gentle waves
With her face turned up toward the midnight sky

And the promenade cafe bars
Echo with the sight and sounds of
Love and laughter all night long

And if you’ve seen the black-haired girl in the white dress
Do you ever wonder why
That night after night in the sultry heat
No-one else ever sees her die

And the promenade cafe bars
Echo with the sight and sounds of
Love and laughter all night long

(Jameson/Rowley)