Me & my shadow
Rose Murphy Lyrics


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Shades of night are falling and I'm lonely
Standing on the corner feeling blue
Sweethearts out for fun
Pass me one by one
Guess I'll wind up like I always do
With only
Me and my shadow
Strolling down the avenue
Me and my shadow
Not a soul to tell our troubles to
And when it's twelve o'clock
We climb the stair
We never knock
For nobody's there
Just me and my shadow
All alone and feeling blue
When the sun sets on the far horizon
And the parlor lamps begin to glow
Jim and Jack and John
Put their slippers on
They're all set but we'restill on the go
So lonely
Me and my shadow
Strolling down the avenue
Me and my shadow
Not a soul to tell our troubles to
And when it's twelve o'clock
We climb the stair
We never knock
For nobody's there




Just me and my shadow
All alone and feeling blue.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Rose Murphy's "Me and My Shadow" paint a picture of loneliness and isolation. The singer is standing on a street corner, watching happy couples pass by and feeling blue. Despite being surrounded by people, the singer feels completely alone with only their shadow for company. The lyrics suggest a sense of resignation, as if the singer has grown accustomed to this feeling and expects to always be alone.


The song creates a powerful sense of longing and melancholy through its use of imagery and repetition. The shades of night falling and the parlor lamps beginning to glow evoke a sense of the passage of time and the inevitability of loneliness. The repeated refrain of "me and my shadow" reinforces the singer's sense of isolation and the lack of companionship. The verse about Jim, Jack, and John putting on their slippers further emphasizes the divide between the singer and those around them.


Overall, "Me and My Shadow" is a poignant reflection on the pain of loneliness and the human need for connection.


Line by Line Meaning

Shades of night are falling and I'm lonely
The darkness of night is creeping in and I am overcome with sadness and isolation.


Standing on the corner feeling blue
I am standing on the street corner feeling melancholy and hopeless.


Sweethearts out for fun
Couples are out enjoying themselves.


Pass me one by one
They walk by me, one after the other.


Guess I'll wind up like I always do
I suppose I will end up in the same situation as always.


With only
All I have is


Me and my shadow
My own shadow as my only companion


Strolling down the avenue
Walking aimlessly down the street


Not a soul to tell our troubles to
There's no one to talk to about our problems


And when it's twelve o'clock
At midnight


We climb the stair
We head up to our room


We never knock
We don't bother knocking on the door


For nobody's there
There's no one waiting or expecting us


Just me and my shadow
Once again, it's just me and my own shadow


All alone and feeling blue
I'm completely alone and deeply sad


When the sun sets on the far horizon
As the sun goes down in the distance


And the parlor lamps begin to glow
The indoor lights turn on


Jim and Jack and John
These are likely people who have plans for the evening


Put their slippers on
They get comfortable and ready to relax


They're all set but we'restill on the go
They're ready to settle down but I'm still wandering around


So lonely
I'm incredibly lonely




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer

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Comments from YouTube:

Mark Charlton

This woman is a genius. A strong favourite of mine...can't get enough! Midnight on the Range is a fave.

Rose Murphy

Great music! Great talent! Great name!

Len Waterman

I never heard of her before. Sounds like Blossom Dearie, or vice versa. Great!

steeleyea

Ah I didn't know that, snookerbee. Thanks for the info. Rose had a pretty unique voice too. The piano's not bad either!

John Whitehead

Did see Rose Murphy in the dim and distant past.
I think that it was in Bradford.
She was an OK pianist

Palmer Ward

I was just trying to check on the guitar player - Great track. Da grrl could sho play.

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