Coast of Malabar
The Chieftains Lyrics


Far away across the ocean
Underneath an Indian star
Dwells a dark eyed lonely maiden
On the coast of Malabar

In the harbor, where we anchored
I can see her shy and sweet
With a bunch of wine-red roses
And the wild waves at her feet
Oh fare thee well, my little dark eyed queen
Fare thee well, my Indian star
In my heart you'll live forever
On the coast of Malabar

"Come to me", I hear her calling
Across the ocean, wild and far
"Come to me again and love me
On the coast of Malabar"

And my thoughts keep ever turning
To that far-off distant shore
And the dark eyed girl who loved me
But I'll see her never more

Oh fare thee well, my little dark eyed queen
Fare thee well, my Indian star
In my heart you'll live forever
On the coast of Malabar

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Paddy Moloney, Traditional, Ry Cooder

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Ishaq Mohamed

Far away across the ocean
Underneath an Indian star
Dwells a dark eyed lonely maiden
On the coast of Malabar

In the harbor, where we anchored
I can see her shy and sweet
With a bunch of wine-red roses
And the wild waves at her feet

Oh fare thee well, my little dark eyed queen
Fare thee well, my Indian star
In my heart you'll live forever
On the coast of Malabar

"Come to me", I hear her calling
Across the ocean, wild and far
"Come to me again and love me
On the coast of Malabar"

And my thoughts keep ever turning
To that far-off distant shore
And the dark eyed girl who loved me
But I'll see her never more

Oh fare thee well, my little dark eyed queen
Fare thee well, my Indian star
In my heart you'll live forever
On the coast of Malabar



All comments from YouTube:

j. sowa

Ry Cooder and the Chieftans...performers who put the music front and center...no gimmicks, minimal production, no nonsense...a great, great song that tugs at your heartstrings.

John Wints

Ry and The Cheiftans are the perfect mix. Brilliant work lads!

TOPDAVE17

got that right mate

buckize68

Ry Cooder is a treasure! He neve received the recognition he deserved, but I am not sure that he cares. His diverse musical passions have kept me enamored since the 70's. This is just a gem of a tune, and the collaberation with the Chieftans here is perfect. I can truly see the "coast of Malabar" just from this song.

muops

People will know who he was long after we are dead, they will see all the connections and jumps he made to preserve and refine 20th century American music.

Łukasz Piekarski

Could not agree more !

Biggus Dickus

Amen brother!

Adam Marr

What amount of recognition would make you happy? Those that know, know.

Nepia Hemopo

Articulate sentiment.

He perfomes live worldwide to sold out audiences.

Joyce Stalhut

This is such a beautiful song. Well done. You can just feel the music.

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