Ballad Of Cora Grey 2010

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The absolute highlight of my career as a musician and songwriter. Having my father along side me in the studio. Thank-you for the fiddle playing Mr. Bert. Sadly this was our only chance to record together. I lost him in 2014. This session was magical indeed. Oh how his eyes lit up when he saw the studio. Sitting in the control room with Sid Perez and watching the master behind the glass. God bless that man. God bless the Irish. A toast to the fiddle player who plays for the master now .. and left this for us .. xoRJ

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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 mom 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 ..

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 mom today
She kissed me on the cheek and said
"Today Cora Grey's coming home .."

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 mom today
She kissed me on the cheek and said
"Today Cora Grey's coming home .."

Ah .. today Cora Grey's coming home ..
Yes .. today Cora Grey's coming home ..
Aaah ...

credits

from When In Rome (Singles 2008 - 2019), released March 3, 2019
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Bertil Joseph: Fiddle & Backing Vocals
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Bass Guitar & Percussion

Lyrics & Music (c) 2010 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018
horacemedia@gmail.com

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

We didn't get to test drive "Friday Night" the way we wanted to. Mr./Ms. Universe stepped in. 2020's Covid Cutie. "Sweet Tooth" is currently home to at least six tracks that will appear on our upcoming seventh release entitled "Piece Of Your Ghost". I'm currently close to release of two new singles for our "Or In Cyprus" collection. Just one release to date. Lonely soul ... needs pals. xoRJ ... more

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