Bonny Portmore Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: - Dp, Carsten Heusmann, Jan-eric Kohrs, Michael Soltau, Frank Peterson
album: Track 2 in album The Visit
release date: 1991
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Folk/Ethereal/Celtic
length: 4:22
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
electric guitar: Brian Hughes
arranger: Loreena McKennitt
bass: Tom Hazlett
keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
cello: Anne Bourne
uilleann pipes: Patrick Hutchinson
composer: [traditional]

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt The Visit cover art
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O bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
And the more I think on you the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the lords in Old England would not purchase Portmore.


O bonny Portmore, I am sorry to see
Such a woeful destruction of your ornament tree
For it stood on your shore for many's the long day
Till the long boats from Antrim came to float it away.


O bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
And the more I think on you the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the Lords in Old England would not purchase Portmore.


All the birds in the forest they bitterly weep
Saying, "Where will we shelter or where will we sleep?"
For the Oak and the Ash, they are all cutten down
And the walls of bonny Portmore are all down to the ground.


O bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
And the more I think on you the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the Lords of Old England would not purchase Portmore


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 All Souls Night
  • 2 Bonny Portmore
  • 3 Between the Shadows
  • 4 The Lady of Shalott
  • 5 Greensleeves
  • 6 Tango to Evora
  • 7 Courtyard Lullaby
  • 8 The Old Ways
  • 9 Cymbeline