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  1. Nancy Spain

From the album Timber And Stream

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© Barney Rush

Sonya Baughman: vocals, recorder
Mark Clavey: lead vocals, guitar
Mary Hanover: vocals, hammered dulcimer

The Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex is an area where we have spent a great deal of time performing - from the North Texas Irish Festival, to the Tipperary Inn and the Blarneystone Pub, to Scarborough Faire. It is also home to a group of friends who have not merely afforded us tremendous support over the past decade... they've followed us all over the Midwest to do so. Occasionally they request arrangements of their favorite pieces of music. Here is a long-overdue recording of "Nancy Spain" for a much-deserving friend, and fan, Leah Tharp.

Lyrics

Of all the stars that ever shone, not one could twinkle like your pale blue eyes. Like golden corn at harvest time your hair. Standing in my boat, the wind gently blows and fills her sails - your sweet-scented breath is everywhere.

No matter where I wander I'm still haunted by your name, the portrait of your beauty stays the same. Standing by the ocean wondering where you've gone... if you'll return again... Where is the ring I gave to Nancy Spain? Oh, where is the ring I gave to Nancy Spain?

Daylight peeping through the curtains of the passing nighttime is your smile, your laugh is like the sun in the sky. Come back to me Nancy, linger for just a little while. Since you left these shores I know no peace or joy.

No matter where I wander I'm still haunted by your name, &c

On the day in Spring when the snow starts to melt and streams to flow, with the birds I'll sing to you a song. In the while I'll wander by the bluebell groves where wild flowers grow and hope that lovely Nancy will return.

No matter where I wander I'm still haunted by your name, &c