Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Lough Erne Shore

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

One morning as I went a-fowling
Bright Phoebus adorned the plain.
It was down by the shores of Lough Erne
I met with this wonderful dame.
Her voice was so sweet and so pleasing
These beautiful notes she did sing.
The innocent fowl of the forest
Their love unto her they did bring.

It being the first time I saw her
My heart it did lep with surprise.
I thought that she could be no mortal
But an angel that fell from the skies.
Her hair it resembled gold tresses.
Her skin was as white as the snow.
Her cheeks were as red as the roses
That bloom around Lough Erne's shore.

When I found that my love was eloping
These words unto her I did say:
"Oh, take me to your habitation
For Cupid has led me astray."
"Forever I'll keep the commandments.
They say that it is the best plan.
Fair maids who do yield to men's pleasures
The scripture does say they are wrong."

"Oh, Mary don't accuse me of weakness,
For treachery I do disown.
I will make you a lady of honour
If with me this night you'll come home.
Oh, had I the lamp of great Aladdin,
His rings and his genie what's more.
I would part with them all for to gain you
And live upon Lough Erne's shore."

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