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Lyr Req: Swim to the Star (Peggy Seeger)

ChrisJBrady 12 Apr 12 - 12:02 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Swim To The Star' by Peggy Seeger
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 12:02 AM

From Warren Fahey - Australia

Please does anyone have the full lyrics.

My folk legend pal Peggy Seeger just sent me her new single, 'Swim To The Star', is a hauntingly moving tribute to the men and women affected by the loss of the Titanic. Originally written for BBC [Radio] Solent's programming for the centenary of the event, the track is now released as a single due to popular demand. Seeger co-wrote the song with her son, Calum MacColl. Although MacColl has produced many of Seeger's songs in the past, this is the first time that they have written together. It is a wonderfully evocative clip and song. Peggy sounds like the young woman she has always been.

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Subject: Lyr Add: SWIM TO THE STAR (Peggy Seeger)
Date: 06 Aug 18 - 09:26 AM

As recorded by Peggy Seeger on "Swim to the Star/Flowers by the Roadside" (2014)

The ship went went down in cold water,
The band played on.
Women and children float away,
Nearer my god to thee.
The crew, the black gang, and men who made her
Nameless, gone, all gone,
Cry out to the world, we’re going down, we’re going down, we’re going down.
Dead sons, lost lovers,
Fathers and brothers gone
Belfast, Southampton, weeping, weeping women.

Over and over and over,
Ships of state, ships of fools.
Lower the lifeboats,
The rich sail away, nearer to god are they.
No power, no glory,
Only hope remains,
Swim to the star.
Down, down, in dark water,
The show goes on.
Cry to the stars, we’re going down, we’re going down, we’re going down.
The stars listen, the stars listen,
And drift away.

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