From the recording Unreleased

Enjoy the rain as the travelers did in the house Tom Bombadil shared with with the woman who inspired the song.

Lyrics

Goldberry’s Washing Day
Dave Nealon 2020

Pouring off the eaves
drenching all you feel
grey upon the senses
sullen sodden field
soaking in floodwaters
gutters flow
rattling splashing stone laid below

Goldberry’s washing day
showering the land
flushing heath and hedgerow, hearth and hand
Goldberry’s washing day
dab the mosses green
rinsing all our wayworn spirits clean

She knows her business, lad
Let her finish her task
Peel away your pretense
That’s all she asks

Mud from the track you’ve trod
Clings to cloaks you wear
Let it trickle away
Like it was never there

It’s a dangerous road, and it winds ever on
Through the things you would know and beyond
The life you had hoped for, friends you thought you would see
And the person you planned by now to be

Don’t believe the noises of the night!
All will be revealed in morning light

Just as at first: sky, water, and earth

riding down the rain
strain of ancient song
pool of deepening cold cleansing
rising all day long
cascade in rushing ripples
gutters flow
rattling flooding stone laid below

Goldberry’s washing day
showering the land
flushing heath and hedgerow, hearth and hand
Goldberry’s washing day
dab the mosses green
rinsing all our wayworn spirits clean

Don’t believe the noises of the night!
All will be revealed in morning light