From the recording The Ones Who Rocked and Rolled


In a churchyard lies a man His story widely known One day I came upon a girl Laying flowers by his stone I said, “It is not my intention To intrude upon your grief I’ll say one thing and one thing only And it is my true belief” Somewhere it is written In a book all bound in gold They are assured a place in Heaven The ones who rocked and rolled She said, “He was taken In his thirty-seventh year And since that fateful morning I come to feel his presence here If you were to ask me It is his voice I miss the most When someone speaks a little like him I turn as if I’ve seen a ghost” I prepared to take my leave For her face was drawn and pale She said, “Your words so kind I’ll bring to mind When my courage starts to fail In the middle of the night I cannot keep my thoughts at bay I see him climbing up the burning stairwell To the call of Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” Somewhere it is written In the book of kindred souls They answered "Yes" to the question "Did you rock? Did you roll?""