Ballad Of Cora Grey 2010

from When In Rome (Singles 2008 - 2019) by Robert James

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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

lyrics

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 ...

Lyrics & Music (c)2010 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2019

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from When In Rome (Singles 2008 - 2019), track released March 17, 2010
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Bertil Joseph: Fiddle
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Bass Guitar & Percussion
Backing Vocals & Handclaps courtesy of:
(RJ, Mr. Bert & Sid) whistles too … bring beer

Beverages: Liquor Store @ Kingsgate Mall
Eats: Wendy’s Drive-thru. Locations everywhere …
Thanks Bertil Joseph aka Mr. Bert. Such a treat …
Hugs and misses. Rest in peace, Daddy.
Thanks to Sid & Mr. Bert … a truly special day!
Mixed and Mastered by:
Sid Perez at Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Remastered @CandyLand Recorders 2019

Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mel @Hirografix
Cover Photo: The Stavely Collection

Assembled/Remastered @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group
A division of Horace Media 2019
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing.

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We didn't get to test drive "Friday Night" the way we wanted to. Mr./Ms. Universe stepped in. Our seventh full-length release "Piece Of Your Ghost" becomes available on June 18th, 2021. I'll see what I can do about a single release or two. September sounds good. Summer's coming! Time to kick a few ghosts around ... Something in mind ... hmmm ... xoRJ ... more

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