Ballad Of Cora Grey (Single

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 Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Robert is currently living in Wetaskiwin, Canada and has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". No rest for the wicked. Turn (Works In Progress) is where you'll find him hard at work. Mixes will change. Eventually ten songs will be chosen for the next full length release. Title still undetermined. ... 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