On Grafton Street
Frances Black Lyrics


On Grafton street at Christmas time
The elbows push you 'round
It's not my place of memories
I'm a stranger in this town
The faces seem familiar
I know the songs they're playing
I close my eyes and find myself
Five thousand miles away
It's funny how my world goes round without you
You're the one I never thought
I could live without
And I've just found this smile to think about you
You're a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd
The buskers sing by candlelight
In front of Bewley's store
A young nun offers me a chair
At a table by the door
And I feel compelled to tell her
Of the sisters that we knew
How when they lit their candles
I'd say a prayer for you
It's funny how my world goes round without you
You're the one I never thought I could live without
And I've just found this smile to think about you
You're a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd
The church bells ring for holy hour
And I'm back out in the rain
It's been
twenty years or more now
Since I last said your name
I hear you live near Dallas
In a house out on the plains
Why Grafton Street brought you to mind
I really can't explain
It's funny how my world goes round without you
You're the one I never thought I could live without
And I've just found this smile to think about you
You're a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd
On Grafton street at Christmas time
The elbows push you 'round
All I carry now are memories
I'm a stranger in this town

Writer(s): Nanci Griffith, Fred Koller

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John Henry Erasmus

Frances Black

I hide behind my smile
I hide behind my tears
A single word
One smile
Will it cure this world
Singing is dancing in the rain
Drops of water on the window
Reflect the tears in my heart
Leave it running
Somehow it will dry
But it will leave a mark
Scars are like paint
On a rock or tree
Every one will see
Where past and present will meet
Lord it is only You
My Rock
My strong Tower
My Saviour



All comments from YouTube:

Christine Deverell

Wonderful, unique voice

Dian Kendrick

Frances Black's is my favorite version of this lovely song.

m5177

i'm a huge nanci griffith fan but this version is better than the original :)

Dian Kendrick

ON GRAFTON STREET: Another favorite of mine.

Xxiicurtis

love her version! :):)

Dian Kendrick

I also love Frances Black's version and prefer it to Nancy Griffith's.

blindingrunt

BRILLIANT,A VOICE TO DIE FOR.

Robert Dickson

A voice that could haunt a soul👌

Tony Fahy

Nice! Really nice!

Daniel Phythian

My favorite song Grafton Street

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