Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ghosts of St. Augustine

Ahh... it was a earie night back in 2006 when we walked the cobblestone streets of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S. Did I see ghosts, maybe, but I felt their presence through the stories that were told by men with lanterns. I highly recommend that you stop their sometime, but at night only if you are brave.

Now for the song, someday I'll record it properly... until then... here you go.

The story:

Ghosts of St. Augustine by Dave Schipper © 2006 Rose Riversongs

The ghosts of St. Augustine are an eerie sight
On rooftops, porches, and trees they come out at night
They walk this ancient ground, while their stories are told
By guides with lanterns, recounting tales of old.

The white gown of the bride
The candle in the night
The widow on the stairs
The renters Miss Faye scares

Ghosts of St. Augustine
Are the sights to be seen
Walk the cobblestone streets
And enjoy whom you meet

Pass the Bishop’s shrine and see the wayward bride
Who terrified those children tenting that night
Woke them with a cold hand brought screams and bone chills
Now she walks alone, mourning a love unfulfilled.

As guest G-Men talked, the innkeeper knew the plan
She gave the smuggler signal with lantern in hand.
Today her lost soul slips past the boarded entry
To the sea, Her hooded figure waves a sentry

Picture is from which also ran the tour I took in the first place.

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