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Posted By: RolyH
24-Sep-02 - 03:43 PM
Thread Name: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
Subject: Lyr Add: PORT MAHON (Sydney Carter)
PORT MAHON
(Sidney Carter)

In Port Mahon, I went down to the harbour
A tall ship from England came up to the quay.
I fell in love with a young English sailor,
But he only laughed and he whispered to me,
'From Port Mahon I'll soon be gone
Laughing or weeping the world will go on'

To Port Mahon came the order one morning
To haul up the anchor and not to delay.
So the tall ship sailed away from the harbour,
But still in my heart I could hear my love say.
'From Port Mahon I'll soon be gone
Laughing or weeping the world will go on'

To Port Mahon came the news of a battle
But never, oh, never a letter for me.
And many a tall ship came back to the harbour
But never the one that I waited to see.
The years went by and I married another,
And many a woman would like to be me.

But sometimes I lie in my bed and I listen
To the sound of the wind
And the sound of the sea.
And remember that sailor who whispered to me,
'From Port Mahon I'll soon be gone
Laughing or weeping the world will go on'

From the Parlophone single R5240 by Nadia Cattouse (1965)