Ballad Of Cora Grey (Remastered)

by Robert James

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released November 11, 2010

The violin work of Robert's late father is featured on this track.


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Robert James Vancouver, British Columbia

Robert is currently living in Wetaskiwin, Canada and is writing and recording his upcoming 4th CD, "Satyr's Day". The 10 song outing should be availably near the beginning of April 2018. In addition, he's almost assembled the 10 tracks for his upcoming side project "Meet The Blacks". Watch for their second single in late November of 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Ballad Of Cora Grey
Oh her name is Cora Grey ...
And her folks live over yonder
I've walked her home from school every day since I was ten
Every time I see her mother
I ask after Cora ...
Is there any news of my friend ...

She left one sunny day
To live with friends in Ireland
We traded our good-byes as the train came 'round the bend
Many nights I've pined ...
Thinking of my Cora
Waiting on some news from my friend

We'd walk from here to the end of the pier
And watch the tide go out
And ever since the age of ten she's all I've thought about
When I saw her Mum today
She kissed me on the cheek and said ...
Today Cora Grey's coming home

Now I'm rushing home from work
To find my fanciest attire ..
I plan to go a'callin' on a lady friend I know ...
She'll be waiting at the station
'Cause the folks are all at my house
Today Cora Grey's coming home