Loreena McKennitt - Bonny Portmore Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    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 : 88 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Folk/Ethereal/Celtic
    length: 4:22
    producer: Loreena McKennitt
    vocal: Loreena McKennitt
    mixer: Jeff Wolpert
    electric guitar: Brian Hughes
    recorded by: Jeff Wolpert
    arranger: Loreena McKennitt
    bass: Tom Hazlett
    keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
    cello: Anne Bourne
    co-producer: Brian Hughes
    uilleann pipes: Patrick Hutchinson
    composer: [traditional]
    lyricist: [traditional]
    Album Information
    label: wea
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 090317515120
    script: Latin