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Banks of Claudy


by Loreena Mccennitt. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


As I walked out one morning
All in the month of May
Down by a flowery garden
I carelessly did stray
I overheard a young maid
In sorrow did complain,
All for her absent lover
Who plows the raging main.

I boldly stepped up to her
And put her in surprise.
I know she did not know me
I being in disguise

I says, "Me charming creature,
My joy, my hearts delight,
How far have you to travel
This dark and dreary night?"

"I'm in search of a faithless young man.
Johnny is his name.
And along the Banks of Claudy
I'm told he does remain."

"This is the Banks of Claudy
Fair maid where on you stand.
But don't depend on Johnny
For he's a false young man.

Oh don't depend on Johnny
For he'll not meet you here.
But tarry with me in yon green woods
No danger need you fear.

Oh it's six long weeks or better
Since Johnny left the shore
He's crossing the wild ocean
Where the foam and the billows roar.

He's crossing the wild ocean
For honour and for fame.
But this I've heard, the ship was wrecked
All on the coast of Spain."

Oh it's when she heard this dreadful news
She flew into despair.
by the wringing of her milk white hands
And the tearing of her hair.

Saying "If Johnny he is drowned
No man on earth I'll take,
But through lonesome groves and valleys
I'll wander for his sake."

Oh it's when he saw her loyalty
No longer could he stand
He flew into her arms saying
"Betsy I'm the man."
Saying "Betsy I'm the young man
The cause of all your pain
But since we've met on Claudy Banks
We'll never part again."



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  1. All Souls Night
  2. Balulalow
  3. Banks of Claudy
  4. Blacksmith
  5. Bonny Portmore
  6. Breaking the Silence
  7. Carrighfergus
  8. Ce He Mise Le Ulaingt / the Two Trees
  9. Come by the Hills
  10. Courtyard Lullaby
  11. Cymbeline
  12. Dantes Prayer
  13. Dickens Dublin
  14. Full Circle
  15. Greensleeves
  16. In Praise of Christmas
  17. Introduction
  18. Kellswater
  19. Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined
  20. Let Us the Infant Greet
  21. Lullaby
  22. Marrakesh Night Market
  23. Moon Cradle
  24. Night Ride Across the Caucasus
  25. Prosperos Speech
  26. Samain Night
  27. She Moved Through the Fair
  28. Skellig
  29. Snow
  30. Standing Stones
  31. Stolen Child
  32. The Bonney Swans
  33. The Dark Night of the Soul
  34. The King
  35. The Lady of Shalott
  36. The Mummers Dance
  37. The Mystics Dream
  38. The Old Ways
  39. The Seasons
  40. Track Comments to the Visit
  41. Wexford Carol

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