Cold Run The Waters Of The Tees
Another one of Graeme Miles’s songs written roundabout 1962. Although Graeme was born in Kent, the family moved up to the North East which became Graeme’s home. Many of his songs describe the beauty of the North East and his experiences when working there in many different jobs and aspects of life. Martyn
COLD RUN THE WATERS OF THE TEES. Written by Graeme Miles.
Cold run the waters the waters of the Tees
On the shore bleak winter’s frost and snow
And no bird is singing in the firmament above
And the smoke from yonder factory rises slow.
And I am yet and even yet
Thinking of the one I still adore
The one who said goodbye and gave no reason why
When beneath the summer sun the Tees ran warm.
Black run the waters the waters of the Tees
Lapping round the barges on the quay
The last time I was here my love was by my side
By the very side I thought she’d always be.
Slow run the waters the waters of the Tees
Passed the empty wharves and lofty cranes
T’was on this very ground I stole my first warm kiss
How I wish I could live that time again.
Silent run the waters the waters of the Tees
Carrying the big ships to the sea
Constantly my mind dwells on the one I love
And I wonder if she ever thinks me.