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Nancy Spain

  • (Barney Rush)

    Of all the stars that ever shone
    Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes
    An like golden corn at harvest time your hair
    Sailing in my boat the wind
    Gently blows and fills my sail
    Your sweet scented breath is everywhere

    And daylight peeping through the curtains
    Of the passing night time is your smile
    And the sun in the sky is like your laugh
    Come back to me, my Nancy
    Linger for just a little while
    Since you left these shores I've known no peace nor joy

    No matter where I wander I'm still haunted by your name
    The portrait of your beauty stays the same
    Standing by the ocean wondering where you've gone
    If you'll return again
    Where is the ring I gave to Nancy Spain

    On the day in spring
    When the snow starts to melt And streams to flow
    With the birds I'll sing a song
    In a while I wander down by bluebell grove
    Where wild flowers grow
    And I'll hope that lovely Nancy will return

    No matter where I wander I'm still haunted by your name
    The portrait of your beauty stays the same
    Standing by the ocean wondering where you've gone
    If you'll return again
    Where is the ring that I gave to Nancy Spain

    (as sung by Christy Moore)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1984:] I first heard this song in 1968 in Jersey [...] sung by the author Barney Rush, originally from Sallynoggin but now living in Germany. Barney recorded it for me and I had the tape in the drawer for about ten years before I started to sing it. I suppose it has become the best known song in my repertoire. (Christy Moore Song Book 50)

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