Nora

Lyrics

The violets were scenting the woods, Nora
Displaying their charms to the bees
When I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me
The chestnut blooms gleam through the glade, Nora
A robin sang loud from the tree
When I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me

The golden dewed daffodils shone, Nora
And danced in the breeze on the lae
When I first said I loved only you, Nora,
And you said you loved only me
The birds in the trees sang their songs, Nora
Of happier transports to be
When I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me

Our hopes they have never come true, Nora
Our dreams were never to be
Since I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me


Notes

Sung by Jack Clitheroe to his wife Nora in Sean O’Casey’s play ‘The Plough and the Stars’. It’s a variation on the traditional song ‘Maggie’.


Song Clip


County

Dublin

Song Themes

Love and romance

Songwriter