Bonny Portmore Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Loreena Mckennitt, Dp
album: Track 2 in album The Visit
release date: 1991
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
length: 4:22
arranger: Loreena McKennitt
electric guitar: Brian Hughes
bass: Tom Hazlett
uilleann pipes: Patrick Hutchinson
keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
cello: Anne Bourne
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
composer: [traditional]

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

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Track Listing

  • 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