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Bonny Portmore

Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Does anyone know where I can find the lyrics of the song "Bonny Portmore" by Loreena McKennit?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Bonny Portmore
    Oh Bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
    And the more I think on you the more I think long
    If I had you now as I had once before
    All the Lords in Old England would not purchase Portmore.
    Oh Bonny Portmore I am sorry to see
    Such a woeful destruction of your ornament tree
    For it stood on your shore for many's the long day
    Till the long boats of Antrim came to float it away.

    All the birds in the forest they bitterly weep
    Saying, "Where will we shelter or where will we sleep?"
    For the oak and the ash they are all cutten down
    And the walls of Bonny Portmore are all down to the ground.

    Oh Bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
    And the more I think on you the more I think long
    If I had you now as I had once before
    All the Lords in Old England would not purchase Portmore.



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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    I found the lyrics but don't fully understand them. Would you enlighten me??

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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Hey, thanks for the lyrics!

    It's actually a traditional Irish song, adapted by McKennitt. I think it talks of a beautiful city which was taken over and destroyed.

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