The Old House

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John McDermott

John Charles McDermott (born 25 March 1955) is a Scottish-Canadian tenor best known for his rendering of the song "Danny Boy". Born in Glasgow, Scotland, John moved with his family to Willowdale, Ontario, Canada in 1965. Growing up in a musical family, his only formal musical training was at St. Michael's Choir School in Toronto, Ontario in 1971 and 1972. more »


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Lonely I wander through scenes of my childhood 
They bring back to memory the happy days of yore 
Gone are the old folk, the house stands deserted 
No light in the window, no welcome at the door 

Here's where the children played games on the heather 
Here's where they sailed their wee boats on the burn 
Where are they now? Some are dead, some have wandered 
No more to their home will the children return 

Lonely the house now, and lonely the moorland 
The children have scattered, the old folk are gone 
Why stand I here, like a ghost or a shadow? 
Tis time I was movin', tis time I passed on.

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