On Grafton Street 
Songwriter: Nanci Griffith/Fred Koller 
 
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

Chorus
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

Chorus

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

Chorus

On Grafton street at Christmas time
The elbows push you 'round
All I carry now are memories
I'm a stranger in this town
 
This song can be found on the following albums:
Title
 
Type
Year
Talk To Me  Album  1994 
Absolute Irish: The Best Contempary Music  Compilation  1995 
The Best Of Frances Black  Album  2000 
The Essential Frances Black Album 2008