#01001
The Northern Lights Of Old Aberdeen
(Ryan's Fancy) videos
#114: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, the Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Sing home sweet home to me,
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen
Are all I long to see;
I've been a wanderer all of my life
And many's the sight I've seen,
God speed the day when I'm on my way
To my home in Aberdeen.

When I was a lad, a tiny wee lad,
My mother said to me,
Come see the Northern Lights, my boy,
They're bright as they can be;
She called them the heavenly dancers,
Merry dancers in the sky,
Sure I'll never forget, that wonderful sight
They made the heavens bright.

Oh, the Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Sing home sweet home to me,
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen
Are all I long to see;
I've been a wanderer all of my life
And many's the sight I've seen,
God speed the day when I'm on my way
To my home in Aberdeen.

I've wandered in many far-off lands,
Travelled many's the mile,
I've missed the folk I've cherished most,
The joy of a friendly smile;
It warms up the heart of the wand'rer,
The clasp of a welcoming hand,
To welcome me when I return
Home to my own native land.

Oh, the Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Sing home sweet home to me,
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen
Are all I long to see;
I've been a wanderer all of my life
And many's the sight I've seen,
God speed the day when I'm on my way
To my home in Aberdeen.

####.... Mel and Mary Webb, 1952 ....####
This variant and the video above were arranged by Ryan's Fancy (Newfoundland Drinking Songs, trk#4, 1973, Audat Records, Oshawa, ON).

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The video below features a performance by Ryan's Fancy recorded live by Jack Hutchinson and George Taylor at The Black Knight Lounge in Halifax, NS (An Irish Night At The Black Knight Lounge, trk#13, 1971, Marathon Music Inc, Scarborough, ON).

#750: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~



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