All my life will fall away if you leave me here today.
All I ask is ~ won’t you stay and love me just for one more day?
If you must leave,
Let me remind you of the joys and tears that bind you
To me still.
You may think you’ll not remember all the treasured hours so tender,
But you will.
Some lonely night, you’ll wake and wonder what it was disturbed your slumber.
That will be me,
Stealing through your mind and heart, dear, just as long as we’re apart, dear.
Wait and see.
Midnight strands and lonely beaches where we’d meet beyond the reaches
Of this world.
Whispering pools of ebb tide water where the voice of Neptune’s daughter
Sings and swirls.
Through the rock cliff walls and towers, wild the warm wind sea spray hours
We would share.
If you remember all of this while you are gone, my love you miss,
I’ll still be there.
"Parting" is one of Bob Nolan's last compositions - registered for copyright December 5, 1972. He wrote many love songs, most of them stressing or hinting at loneliness. One day when Bob was showing Tommy Garrett his piles of compositions, lyrics and poems, an amazed Garrett sorted out a few to take home to consider for recording. He was working with Jim Nabors at the time and talked Jim into recording "Relative Man" and "Parting" for Bob. He chose another two ("Wandering" and "Old Home Town") for Bob to record himself on his last LP, "The Sound of a Pioneer".
this woman he was writing about? Many of Bob's fans have searched for clues but
perhaps his grandson is right -
First draft of the lead sheet
Finished lead sheet by the Bob Ross Music, 6263 Leland Way, Hollywood, California