Oh, Blue-Green Wanderer (Song for Venice, Italy)
A starry-eyed lover serenaded the sea
A jealous moon rose and Venice was dreamed
By the time I arrived, her lover had gone
But down each glass canal, you can still hear his song
Oh, blue-eyed wanderer, will you marry me?
Together we'll build a home on the sea
Sinking steps will be our alter, always touching you
The flowers in the window, our love in bloom
And each ship passing through, will sound its lonesome horn
Because we loved so completely, Venice was born
You still haunt the city, like a lonely gypsy
Kissing the doorsteps, looking for me
I know that I'm not the man you loved before
But my guitar is his gondola, and my words his oar
My blue-green wanderer, will you stay with me?
Forever we'll live in our home on the sea
I'll sit on the steps, waiting for you
Watching the passing, lazy lovers of June
And after all the travelers have come and gone
Because we loved so completely, Venice lives on
And till I return, in my heart you will be
Oh, Venice, true love, between man and the sea
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