Christy Moore - Nancy Spain Lyrics




Of all the stars that ever shone
Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes
Like golden corn at harvest time your hair
Sailing in my boat the wind
Gently blows and fills my sail
Your sweet-scented breath is everywhere

Daylight peeping through the curtain
Of the passing night time is your smile
And the sun in the sky is like your laugh
Come back to me my Nancy
Linger for just a little while
Since you left these shores I've known no peace nor joy

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

On the day in Spring when snows start to melt
And streams to flow
With the birds I'll sing this song
Then in the while I'll wander
Down by bluebell stream where wild flowers grow
And I'll hope that lovely Nancy will return

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





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  1. David Robertson

    Up the Ra

  2. einfachIsi

    Of all the stars that ever shone
    Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes
    Like golden corn at harvest time your hair
    Sailing in my boat the wind
    Gently blows and fills my sail
    Your sweet-scented breath is everywhere

    Daylight peeping through the curtain
    Of the passing night time is your smile
    And the sun in the sky is like your laugh
    Come back to me my Nancy
    Linger for just a little while
    Since you left these shores I've known no peace
    Nor joy

    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

    On the day in Spring when snow starts to melt
    And streams to flow
    With the birds I'll sing this song
    Then in the while I'll wander
    Down by bluebell stream where wild flowers grow
    And I'll hope that lovely Nancy will return

    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

  3. Sarah Lloyd

    When I worked aboard a Stena line ferry between Fishguard and rosslare I’d listen to this live album over and over, the crew said that Christy would travel on the ferry sometimes and I’d look out for him in case I got to meet the great Christy Moore

  4. Linda b

    Happy heavenly birthday to my dear son Patrick 37yrs
    The brightest star that ever shone ☘💚☘💚☘💚

  5. Linda b

    Just thinking of my dear son took to soon age 27 .
    I remember going to see Christy in barrowland with him .
    The memory will live with me forever
    Thanks Christy 💔💔💔

    spiritoflongthorne

    thank you for sharing that x Christy ?

    ...as we say in Liverpool..'he's one of us' x

  6. Raymond Lebona

    I remember the Irish summer of 1979. After the Lisdoonvarna Music Festival I mad my way up to the 29th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. I heard a young woman sign the song. She stole my soul. She never told me her name full name. Just Dana. I wrote a story about that trip.

  7. Linda Martin

    BeautifulThank you👍👍❤️💗💓

  8. JJ Aye

    Beautiful reading these comments, folks.

    I'm a Scots Glasgow Bhoy, with a strong Irish bloodline (having done our Family Tree several years ago). So close, yet so far.

    Cultural and musical heroes like Christy make us feel at home when they come to Scotland.

    Erin go Bragh 🇮🇪 ⚔️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Alba gu Bràth

    IrishNoodles

    Could always come home. I met a few scot families in the west of Ireland, that decided to move back to their ancestral homeland.

  9. Michael Kelly

    Two songs from CHRISTIE. The colour is Black. AND ordinary man. UNBELIEVABLE tracks.

  10. JJ Aye

    God Bless. God bless to all of you who understand these Christy lyrics. These lyrics haunt me (still) 19 years after I first discovered them. 😪 It means so much to me.

  11. Catherine Anne McCloskey-Ross

    Who are the knuckle heads that dislike this rendition?

  12. Aine Tierney

    I love this song

  13. Sean Doherty

    North men south men comrades all !!!!

  14. Mary Dunne

    Hauntling beautiful. Rock on Christy!!

  15. David Gill

    Christy Moore - at his classic best.

  16. Taylor Wall

    If you would take a moment to check out my cover of this beautiful, beautiful song it wouldn't go unappreciated! Make sure to subscribe before you take off as well!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIzwCYmztQw&feature=youtu.be

    Thanks for your time!

  17. Elmwood 1965

    Roll on Saturday night in Glasgow cant wait to see him for the first time : )

  18. Anto Brennan

    Christy your music helped me through hard times in prison always love ya pal

    Denis Noelpp0 Kis0sane

    Rip Shane xx

  19. Anne Conlon

    ONE OF MY MOST FAVOURITE. LIVED 2 DOORS AWAY FROM CHRISTY,S FAMILY HOME. MET HIM IN LOCAL PUB A FEW TIMES. HE WAS AN ORDINARY MAN. NOW HE IS STILL VERY MUCH IN MY MUSIC FAVOURITES. KEEP GOING CHRISTY XX

  20. Aaron Paul Ibarrola

    My wife and I aren't doing so well and now she's about to go on a sea deployment. We're both sailors. Not sure if when she'll be back or if she will be mine when she does come back. I heard this and was brought to my knees in tears. Sad is the sailor's life.

  21. Tony B

    Christy. Yer only man1

  22. Daniela Raffaeli

    I can only join the comment of darrin42. Great without a lot of commerce... The world needs more of this guys.

  23. Any Yokes

    This is shit fuck iff

  24. France Clémence Fradet

    Such feeling. Christy has what the Spanish call "duende": the ability to make listeners cry.

  25. Alan

    Of all the stars that ever shone
    Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes
    Like golden corn at harvest time your hair
    Sailing in my boat the wind
    Gently blows and fills my sail
    Your sweet-scented breath is everywhere
    Daylight peeping through the curtain
    Of the passing night time is your smile
    And the sun in the sky is like your laugh
    Come back to me my Nancy
    Linger for just a little while
    Since you left these shores I've known no peace
    Nor joy
    Chorus:
    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
    On the day in Spring when snow starts to melt
    And streams to flow
    With the birds I'll sing this song
    Then in the while I'll wander
    Down by bluebell stream where wild flowers grow
    And I'll hope that lovely Nancy will return
    Chorus.

  26. Ryan Chainbaux

    Beautiful x

  27. Gary Rodden

    magic Christy

  28. Al Chafe

    Great job on Nancy Spain

  29. aoibhe breslin

    I know every song off by heart

  30. paul O'brolachain

    He is one of the few people who can fill a room himself

  31. Robert Lackey

    My mum used to sing this to me when I was small and when I heard this I was like OMG I was streaming!

  32. Nancy Benefiel

    I first saw Christy Moore back in 1971. I've loved his music ever since.

  33. Mary Shannon

    love this song so beautiful .

  34. singsylviasing

    Of all the stars that ever shone
    Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes
    Like golden corn at harvest time your hair
    Sailing in my boat the wind
    Gently blows and fills my sail
    Your sweet-scented breath is everywhere

    Daylight peeping through the curtain
    Of the passing night time is your smile
    And the sun in the sky is like your laugh
    Come back to me my Nancy
    Linger for just a little while
    Since you left these shores I've known no peace
    Nor joy

    Chorus:
    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

    On the day in Spring when snow starts to melt
    And streams to flow
    With the birds I'll sing this song
    Then in the while I'll wander
    Down by bluebell stream where wild flowers grow
    And I'll hope that lovely Nancy will retur

    Christopher O Brien

    its down by bluebell grove
    other than that thanks for taking the time to share the lyrics with us

  35. thomas o connor

    Christy doesn't only sing with his voice....He sings with his Heart...and when he closes his eyes, he see's what he's singing about....

  36. Kathrin Gültzow

    wonderful song.i cry the whole time.this year i was in Dublin the first time and it was such a wonderful time and i never met so lovely people before and i was sad as i have to go back to germany

    IrishNoodles

    I'm happy you enjoyed our country :)
    If you ever come back you should head out west. truly beautiful. An ancient culture out there.

    Kathrin Gültzow

    IrishNoodles i want to go to Galway with my little son next year

    salamigeist

    Kathrin Gültzow ...Galway lohnt sich. Macht doch nen Abstecher durch die Burren nach Doolin! Ein Besuch in Murphys Pub und die besten Muscheln essen..

    Brendan Brendan

    Kathrin Gültzow welcome to EIRE!!!! Always a pleasure. Come back soon..

    Eric Moroney

    Kathrin Gültzow (

  37. Katie Phelan

    what a man

  38. Evan Stubbins

    one of he's best.. I said one of he's best

  39. Joseph Goulding

    load of bolox!

  40. Joseph Goulding

    load of bollox!haha

  41. Sir .CBM

    some thinks are to beautiful for words

  42. Pablo Escobar

    absolute legend. I need to see this man live before its too late. the emotion in his songs gets me everytime

  43. Philip Dwyer

    Great memories!I hope this video hits 1 million very soon!☺

  44. Pat O'Connor

    The daughter of the man from scapa flow is my sister

    Evan Stubbins

    Pat O'Connor christy told me she's a whore

    Pat O'Connor

    your a scud man alright

    Margeh75

    It's actually Christys wife.

    smacc

    A small bit of respect Lads!

  45. chris maguire

    (great tunes)

  46. francis CORRIGAN

    christy i DORE YOY I AM OLD STOCK FROM MC CARTYS ENBANKMENT FURIES DAVEY WAS A GOOD FRIEND KILLTEEL WARFIELDS NOLE FRANK NEVER GET ANY ONE LIKE THEM FOLEYS MIRRION ROW SATURDAY NIGHT THEY WERE WERE MY LIFE FRANK AND NOEL GOOD LADS I AM STILL HERE JIM ACCIORDION PLAYER NATISION WONCE AGIAN SEAN SOUTH FROM GARRY OWEN AND A GOOD FEW LAMENTS LIKE MOUNT JOY JAIL. MICAEL COLLENGES SORRY ABOUT SPELLINGS CHRISTY , I LISSION EVERY NIGHT SOME OFF SONGS ARE SO HEART BREAKING THE WEST ASSASLEEP AND CARRIGFERGISIN AND ONLY AUR RIVERS RUN FREE WILLY MC BRIDE THE POGESPOORE BENGY WAS STILL IN OLD CITY MORG CHRISTY I PLAYED WITH A MAN DAN MC CARTHY FRO9M KEALKIL BANTRY CHRISTY I AM ONE OFF THE BOYS FROM ARTAINE I LISSION TO YOU EVERY NIGHT I AM WRIGHTING A BOOCK NOT ME FRIEND STATE THERETH ME I WILL GET JAIL IF I SAY ANNY THING, I WILL DIE IN JAIL GLADLY FOR MY CAUCE ANOTHER MAN CAME FROM BACKGROUND MOUTHORGIAN PLAYER I CAN DO GOOD ,LAMENT ANNY SONG SAD I NEVER GOT ANNY HELP SUFFRING FROM ABUSE MY MIND IS WRECKED OLD SONGS BRING ME BACK I AM TRYING TO PLAY GITUAR AND BANGO AND MOUTH ORGIAN SOME I DO WELL WHEN I DO PLAY I CRY LAMENTS I DONT WAT TO SAY BLESS U CHRISTY LOVE TO MEET U SOME DAY I LIVE IN ARD GROOM CASTELTOWEN BEAR WEST CORCK MY HOME IS SMALL BUT U CHRISTY ARE A GEM....I HAVE TWINS CFOME DOWN TO ME GARRY CARROLLL BANGO PLAYER CHERICTY LISSION TO HIM SOME TIME THISS GUY IS GOOD CHRISTH I AM ANORANDY MAN YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE CHRISTY HENNESY WOT U THINK I AM GOOD SMACKED CHRISTY TAKE CARE JIM WARFIELDS ONLY OUR RIVER RUNS FREE~~~~ by hope u can make sence off this i can see peopel face if u walked in door i know this will never happen in my lie time my tow suns got married and could not go becauseby christy for moment talk soon jim

  47. diana doyle

    dad loved playing his songs and now I love playing them

    IrishNoodles

    Yeah, i hated it as a kid. But now Irish folk, both english and as gaeilge, is my favorite.

  48. Paula Bowen

    Christy Moore your warmth in your songs and the words have no equal and make me feel at home although unfortunately far!SAOIRSE Eireann

  49. Nancy Ann

    Best version of this song EVER!!!!

    Sean Murphy

    👍👍👍

  50. Irish American

    Truly Beautiful..

  51. Bob Bickers

    Christy's best, if I could hear only one song from him, this would be it.

  52. George Olliver Stonestreet

    Thank you

  53. Angus MacCuish

    ps why 51 people don't like this is beyond me Angus

  54. Angus MacCuish

    absolutely fantasticAngus MacCuish

  55. Joe Fleming

    "The daughter of the Man from Scappa Flow"..says it all Awesome...

  56. Can Diker

    he absolutely fantastic

  57. Cathy Smyth

    Christy is the best ever.

  58. Lee Dempsey

    quality

  59. Niall Kelleher

    Classic

  60. Enabran Tain

    Another Christy classic

  61. salamigeist

    I'm travelled from germany to kerry to See Christy live. Don't understand all the lyrics, but his and voice makes me cry all the time. Can't get enough from Christy! I love Ireland and the irish People and culture. Thanks!

    ANGELA SHARPE

    Beautiful

    Keith 11:11

    Up the irish 💚🇨🇮

    Margeh75

    Yes she did , this song was written in her honour

    Jason Mcenroe

    Were you at walking on cars two years ago ??

    littlejockeybigwhip

    salamigeist keep listening buddy you’ll learn the words 😎🇮🇪🥃

  62. Nancy Davis

    My mother named me after this song :)

    Kevin O'Sullivan

    she is very wise

    Daniel N

    she did you justice

    jack jones

    Nancy Davis beautiful

    Haha your comment was funny bro it made me laugh

    She didn't

    JJ Aye

    I would hope this was true, Miss Davis. At least, let us know either way. TY 🙂

  63. michael kkeogh

    We will never have an artist like christy in my time again.

  64. john sustar

    for all the stars that ever shone, christy thats u, thank you for your voice, thank you for reminding thats all irish , your voice reminds us, you are remarkable....god bless u, thank u...l love your voice emotion...xxxxxsusie

  65. Brian Wilson

    an irish genius....pure gold.

    davie simpson

    Beauitful

  66. Iain Campbell

    So beautiful and gentle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Oisín Ó Síocháin

    Amazing song but christy is amazing-er ;)

    Conor Maloney

    Oisín Sheehan and a

  68. Susan Lynch

    I love this song

  69. jimthecrim

    Claire Munro. Could have been written for you.

  70. Max Brand

    I saw this man perform on a show called Other Voices and this is a singer that tells a story and a good conversationist. I want to discover more of his music and how many albums this guy done.

    TrueBlueEG8

    He is a man i know well, google him, he has a huge amount of recordings, very popular here in Ireland

    Max Brand

    @TrueBlueEG8
    Here sure is and there aren't many singers like him around. He is the last great breed of story telling singers you'll see in Ireland.

    Oisín Ó Síocháin

    @Max Brand True, true, true

    Adrian MacGrath

    @Max Brand there are people not yet born in Ireland who will tell great story's, never fear the future.

    Max Brand

    @Adrian MacGrath Hear you brother. I hope he's doing well.

  71. Patrick Ellis

    my dad chose this one for his funeral. born in ireland he loved music all his life. as i do.

  72. Michael Andrews

    guwan oud dat Christy

  73. Wayne Ward

    So sorry CHRISTY,hav'nt listen for a while,now i just have to say a breath of fresh air :))

  74. BhoyMolloy

    I have seen him many times but his gig i Bray on the Boghall Road was special.

  75. peter nolan

    great song never get sick of listing to christy moore

  76. Ronan Walker

    wow this is just amazing great song and great artist

  77. L M Mayo

    'still haunted by your name'.....jus sayin

  78. L M Mayo

    1:22 - clik

  79. Sir .CBM

    just read your comments. irish music is a strange thing, it creeps up on you and grabs your heart. A wonderfull people a shame us brits caused them so much trouble. I am so glad you like the song

    Tony Leecy

    Thanks sincerely

    Joe Lynch

    our music would probably not have this quality only for the shared history between the islands.

  80. bowietrespass

    the portrait of your beauty stays the same

  81. bowietrespass

    one of the most beautiful songs written

  82. David Kavanagh

    That's amongst the best comments I've ever read on youtube....there's a book in that...

  83. hugh O'Cathain

    This song always reminds me of my Granny, Nancy Macdonald from Glen Roy who was a nurse in Salonika in WW1 - she returned to marry her beau Dr Sandy Watson in 1918 who was a MO with the Royal Scots on Gallipoli...their love endured...

  84. paul O'brolachain

    for me mam

  85. Roach

    Wander.

  86. Catherine Cronin

    My MAM WAS A LADY!!!!!!Miss ya Mam !

  87. Nanci Gilliland

    i was named after this song... :(

  88. IrishKing

    You should learn how to type without looking like an illiterate potato.

  89. thinkofacombination

    When a singer and song are in perfect harmony such as this..it stops you dead in your tracks. Hypnotic and heartbreakingly beautiful. G'man Christy !!

  90. Aidan Ruddy

    @squirell1952 do everyone a favour and go die

  91. Aidan Ruddy

    @squirell1952 please be quiet and go somewhere else

  92. Lynnch1

    @squirell1952 Nancy spain was a name gotten from the Herald newspaper by Barney Rushe who wrote this song!!! HA!

  93. abcdefghijklmnop9102

    @squirell1952 another bigot raises his ugly head

  94. tommydiesagain

    Its been years since I listened to him, still gives me goosebumps!!