Nancy Spain lyrics

by The Masterless Men

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

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

Daylight peeping through the curtains of
The passing night time is your smile
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 that day in springtime when the snow starts to melt
And streams to flow
With the birds I'll sing to you a song
In a while I'll wander down by bluebell grove
Where wildflowers 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 I gave to Nancy Spain

Standing by the ocean, wondering where you've gone
If you'll return again
Where is the ring I gave to Nancy Spain

Song Details

The Masterless Men
The Masterless Men

Writer: Barney Rush - Irish poet and singer from Sallynoggin - an area in Dublin, Ireland.

Brief: The singers lament for the beautiful Nancy Spain - constantly wondering and hoping for her return.

The song was made famous by Christy Moore who met Barney Rush while performing in Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1969. He heard Barney sing the song and thought to himself, 'I have to have it'! They had a few drinks afterwards and as Christy said, "He gave it to me!"

Category: Irish Folk Song

The Masterless Men: Folk band from Newfoundland, Canada... more

Covers: Christy Moore, Dublin City Ramblers, The High Kings, Bill Craig, Johnny McEvoy, John McDermott / Michael P. Smith, Conal Gallen, Conal Gallen, The Galway City Ramblers, Tara Folk...

Logo Nancy Spain by The Masterless Men is featured on the album Homebrew 13

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