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Single: Bogue Isle Belle
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Will This Town Survive?
Released: Mar 8, 2014
Label: Mark Fielding Darden
Track Listing
1 Bogue Isle Belle

Liner Notes

Bogue Isle Belle


No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle

No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle


When first I saw her, Romey Tye's daughter was she

Flashing green eyes, she saw my surprise, and I knew my destiny


No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle

No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle


Though I was just a boy, she was my secret joy, my dream

Days I would roam, just to pass by her home, hoping to see those eyes of green


No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle

No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle


Sure as the tide, she became my bride, my Queen

We'd go a strolling, both hands a holding, our hearts exploring the dream


One day a fury blew up, in a hurry to dark skies

We found her boat, and it was afloat, and all my hope just died


No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle

No man, nor beast, Northeaster from hell

Could keep me away from my Bogue Isle Belle


Now many years have come and gone and I'm still here singing this song

On windy nights I hear her cry, and I can still see her emerald eyes


© 2003/ Fielding Darden/ Oxford, NC

Thanks to Clyde Mattocks on dobro wow. Charles Smith on bass, Kristin Kanady singing backup soprano harmony, and me on guitars and vocals.

Cover for single is of one of my aunts, taken at an eastern shore beach once upon a time...