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Cape Shore Lady (Joy Norman) video
#497: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

Young Wesley sailed from Fortune Bay,
To fish the waters 'round the Cape;
And soon he gave his heart away,
To a pretty Cape Shore lady.

They courted through the summertime,
Through fog and rain and nights so fine;
Oh, come with me and you'll be mine,
He begged the Cape Shore lady.

Can't offer wealth, can't offer gold,
But all the love her heart can hold;
All the love her heart can hold,
Goes to the Cape Shore lady.

You've won my heart, I love you dear,
I'll marry you within the year;
But I'll not move ten miles from here,
'Cause I'm a Cape Shore lady.

Then here I'll stay and fish the shore,
And visit Fortune Bay no more;
I love my home, but love you more,
My pretty Cape Shore lady.

Can't offer wealth, can't offer gold,
But all the love her heart can hold;
All the love her heart can hold,
Goes to the Cape Shore lady.

They settled down in old St Bride's,
Two young lovers side by side;
And soon the twins they did arrive,
For Wesley and his lady.

The children of this happy home,
Fair young ladies did become;
They married well and never roamed,
For they were Cape Shore ladies.

Can't offer wealth, can't offer gold,
But all the love her heart can hold;
All the love her heart can hold,
Goes to the Cape Shore lady.

So, if you've traveled o'er the main,
From Twillingate to Port O' Spain;
Across the sea and back again,
To find the perfect lady.

You sail away past Signal Hill,
The Southern Shore, beyond Cape Freels;
Listen for the Irish reels,
The dancing Cape Shore ladies.

Can't offer wealth, can't offer gold,
But all the love her heart can hold;
All the love her heart can hold,
Goes to the Cape Shore lady.

From Point Lance, Cuslett, Patrick's Cove,
A gift that's far more rare than gold;
True sweet love that is bestowed,
By faithful Cape Shore ladies.

Can't offer wealth, can't offer gold,
But all the love her heart can hold;
All the love her heart can hold,
Goes to the Cape Shore lady.

Can't offer wealth, can't offer gold,
But all the love your heart can hold;
All the love your heart can hold,
Comes from the Cape Shore lady.

####.... Jerry Walsh, Joy Norman, Paul Mills ....####
Recorded by Joy Norman (Lately, trk#1, 2001, Gannet Music, Marystown, NL; recorded at The Millstream recording studio, Toronto, Ontario by Paul Mills; Jerry Walsh, executive producer; Paul Mills, producer).


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