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Nora, my Nora, song / Packie Manus Byrne, singing in English

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Far away on the north coast of Ireland far away on the wild rocky shore
There stands a fisherman’s cabin where visitors came by the score
To see my beautiful Nora a star from the heavens above
A maiden of seventeen summers as pure and as fair as the dove.

But a sad change came over my Cáilín and it blighted the rose on her cheek
A stranger came out from the city what changes he made in a week
He praised and he flattered my Nora poor creature she thought him sincere
He took her away to the city and he left her in less than a year.

Where oh where is my Nora where in the world can she be
She’s out there alone among strangers will she ever return back to me
Her beautiful face was her downfall and lonely without her I am
Where oh where is my Nora a wolf-dog has stolen my lamb.

Her brother poor boy he is silent an angry fire burns in his eyes
He stays at home in the evening and he never goes out with the boys
The children are asking for a sister a candle at night they do burn
They think she is lost in the mountain and they’re waiting for her to return.

Where oh where is my Nora where in the world can she be
She’s out there alone among strangers will she ever return back to me
Her beautiful face was her downfall and lonely without her I am
Where oh where is my Nora a wolf-dog has stolen my lamb.

Nora, my Nora, song / Packie Manus Byrne, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:647-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Packie Manus Byrne
Title:Nora, my Nora [sound recording] / Packie Manus Byrne, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:16 February 1991
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description: 1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 5 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 152
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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