Have Each Other for the Day-Original Folk Songs & Irish Ballad Variations

Have Each Other for the Day

There you are my lovely lad, do you know you make my heart feel glad
your old man loves the time he has with you

And I know I’ve been away for a while, but I must work so you and I can play
and have each other for the day

Come here and I clean your foggy glasses, and tie your shoes so you can run faster

chase your dreams, till of them come true

And I know I’ve let you down many times, but I’m trying hard and I promise you I’ll stay
and have each other for the day

Oh I’ve been saving up my overtime, driving long into the night, in the hope we can survive the winter

There you are my lovely boy, do you know you fill my heart with joy, you taught me how to look inside myself

And I know I’ve been away for a while, but I must work so you and I can play
and have each other for the day

Cathal O'Briain © 2017