Let Me Get Close to You (1964)
Skeeter wrote this song together with her little sister Carolyn Penick
(Penick? Yes, Skeeter's real name was Mary Frances Penick, until she had it legally changed to Davis. "Skeeter" was a nickname she got from her grandfather).
It was the first song I ever heard of Skeeter.
Now I lay me down to weep count my tears instead of sheep
Say my prayers turn out the light but I just lay and weep all night
Now I lay me down to cry pray the Lord that I might die
But each morning I awake and listen to my poor heart break
If only I could sleep at night I'd dream that you would hold me tight
But I can't dream if I can't sleep so I just lay me down to weep
Sleep won't come to crying eyes and my poor heart just can't realize
That now you're in another's keep so I'll just lay me down to weep
Sleep won't come to crying eyes and my heart can't realize
That you're in another's keep so I'll just lay me down to weep
I'll just lay me down to weep..
(ignore the ads and do not buy on iTunes, just come back here instead)