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nana mouskouri – danny come home (a town near montreal) lyrics


( molly-ann leikin / annette tucker / arthur hamilton )

on a sunday morning
in a town near montreal
a baby in a basket
cried outside the convent wall
he had the eyes of the widow johnson
and the station master’s chin
and sister st-theresa heard him crying
and she took my baby in

when the shame inside me died
then the mother in me cried
and i go by the playground where i thought he’ d be
i’ d smile at every little boy, so i could see
if one of them was smiling back at me

danny come home,your mama’ s heart is broken
danny come home, you’ ve been away so long
don’ t you know your mama keeps on hoping
that someday you’ ll find out where you belong
danny come home

on a rainy morning
in a town near montreal
a lonely boy of seven
climbed outside the convent wall
the station master helped him
sneak aboard the ten-o-four and he was gone
and no one’s ever heard a word
or even seen the boy from that day on
and i still cried myself to sleep
about the child i couldn’ t keep
and i always pray that life is good to him
it’ s a story that will never have an end
’cause what we gave away is never ours again

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