Cobh of Sorrow

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COBH OF SORROW (key of D-capo 2nd)
© Bob Wright
D G
She stood on the deck there and whispered her name
D C
Till the wind took it from her and nothing remained
D G
Just the shell of a body the crew put below
D A D
As they sailed past the Hook and they entered New York

(chorus)
A D
there’s a Cobh of sorrow filled deep with the names
A
of the people who vanished when they left Ireland
D G
where the waves break and scatter and clatter in vain
D A D
there’s a Cobh of sorrow filled deep with the names


they arrived in New York and the dead filled the holds
and the air there was thick with the leaving of souls
and the wagons pulled in and the wagons would go
up the hill to a hole in the forest

(chorus)

well there are no trees left there to mark where she lay
but the grass there is green and there’s soft rain some days
and her body’s a part of the land that she craved
and her soul is a part of the air there

(chorus)

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from Wright Street, released January 1, 2003

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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