Chase the Clouds Away


The blood upon the bridal wreath
The bridal wreath, the bridal wreath
The devil shows his shiny teeth
His shiny teeth, his shiny teeth
Oh, shiny teeth

Now take a seat there by the door
He'll leave you on the killing floor
He's gone and set the clouds on fire
They're burning there forever more

The wind has blown the clouds away
The clouds away, the clouds away
It soon will be our wedding day
Our wedding day, our wedding day
The sun will shine

The sun will shine, the birds will sing
I'll give my love a wedding ring
The briar and the rose shall be
Entwined, my love, forever more

The sun will shine, the birds will sing
I'll give my love a wedding ring
The briar and the rose shall be
Entwined, my love, forever more

Oh, knock on the hickory of a peg-leg man
A peg-leg man, a peg-leg man
I'll wait beneath a blood-red moon
A blood-red moon, a blood-red moon
'Neath a blood-red moon

I'd rather die than part from you
I have a lovely wish for you
I'll wait here by the shady bush
You'll be mine forever more

Ha ha ha ha....


Words and music by Tom Waits
1990 Jalma Music Inc.



Recorded by Gerd Bessler
Recorded at Music Factory, Hamburg, Germany in 1990

Tom Waits: Vocals and mellotron

Time: 4.40

Track 6 on 'The Black Rider Outtakes'
Track 3 on 'Tales from the Underground Volume 4'