Moorlough Shore

MOORLOUGH SHORE

Words & Music: Traditional, arr. Caroline Lavelle

I have waited long for you to come back home
to hear you call my name again
in my heart’s deep soul you’ve not changed at all
and the years have passed you by

Your sweet lips that lingered on my skin
I can feel their heat again
and your eyes that thrilled with passion’s fire
they watch my every whim

Some say my love, sweet love was lost
while crossing the raging main
or perhaps he has gone with some other girl
I might never see his face again

But if my Irish love is lost
he’s the one I do adore
and for seven long years I’ll wait for him
on the banks of the Moorlough shore

He said farewell to castles grand
farewell to the foggy hills
where the linen waves like bleaching silk
and the falling stream runs still

Near there we spent our joyful days
but alas they are all gone
for cruelty has banished him
far away from the Moorlough shore

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