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    Sinéad O'Connor / Lyrics

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    "The Moorlough Shore" Lyrics

    Sinéad O'Connor

    track 8
    Sean-Nos Nua [2002]
    track 8 on disc 2
    She Who Dwells [2003]
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    Your hills and dales and flowery vales
    that lie near the Moorlough Shore.
    Your vines that blow by borden's grove.
    will I ever see no more

    Where the primrose blows
    and the violet grows,
    Where the trout and salmon play.

    With my line and hook delight I took
    to spend my youthful days.

    Last night I went to see my love,
    and to hear what she might say.
    To see if she'd take pity on me,
    lest I might go away.
    She said, "I love an Irish lad,
    and he was my only joy,
    and ever since I saw his face
    I've loved that soldier boy."

    Well perhaps your soldier lad is lost
    sailing over the sea of Maine.
    Or perhaps he is gone with some other lover,
    you may never see him again.
    Well if my Irish lad is lost,
    he's the one I do adore,
    and seven years I will wait for him
    by the banks of the Moorlough Shore.

    Farewell to Sinclaire's castle grand.
    Farewell to the foggy dew.
    where the linen waves like bleaching silk
    and the falling stream runs still
    Near there I spent my youthful days
    but alas they all are gone
    for cruelty has banished me
    far away from the Moorlough Shore.
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Bernard O'neill, Adrian Maxwell Sherwood, Bernard Alexander, Alan Edward Branch, Kieran Kiely, Donal Lunny, Sinead O'connor.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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