Ballad Of Cora Grey

from by Robert James

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Irish, French, Cree and Apache. A wee bit extra of Jameson's did the trick ... listened to so much fiddle music growing up that I'm not really sure where the riff came from. Vocals matching guitar riffs and just a simple note for note thing, unison then harmony. Dad laid down the final touches as only a master can ...

The folks will be spending Christmas in Horseshoe Bay this year ... you can bet protools and adat machines will be running constantly.


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


from Ballad Of Cora Grey (Single, track released November 11, 2010
RJ: Lead & backing vocals, Acoustic guitars & assorted whistles
Sid Perez: Bass Guitar, Keyboards & Stylus percussion
Bertil Joseph: Fiddle & foot stompin'


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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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