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Thread #11628   Message #3732963
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Aug-15 - 01:08 AM
Thread Name: Origins: On the Loose (camp song)-author/publisher
Subject: ADD Version: On the Loose (Judith Keller)
Cosmos 42, you'll notice that I struck out your link to another thread and combined the two threads. For the most part, we're better off with a "one song, one thread" policy unless a song generates hundreds of messages.

"On the Loose" is #73 in Sangam Git / Sangam Songbook, published in 1997 by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. for the Friends of Sangam Committee, U.S.A.
Unfortunately, the book does not give more specific information about contacting the copyright holder, but here are the lyrics as printed in the book. I'll transcribe a MIDI upon request.

(Judith Keller)

Have you ever watched a sunrise
Turn the sky completely red?
Have you slept beneath the moon and stars,
A pine grove for your bed?
Do you sit and talk with friends
Though a word is never said?
Then you're just like me
And you've been on the loose.

On the loose to climb a mountain
On the loose where I am free
On the loose to live my life
The way I think my life should be.
For I've only got a moment
And the whole world yet to see.
I'll be looking for tomorrow on the loose.

There's a trail that I'll be hiking,
Just to see where it might go.
Many places yet to visit,
Many people yet to know.
For in following my dreams
I will live and I will grow
In a world that's waiting out there on the loose.


So in search of love and laughter
I am traveling 'cross this land
Never sure of where I'm going,
For I haven't any plans.
And in time when you are ready,
Come and join me, take my hand,
And together we'll share life out there on the loose.


©1971, Judith Keller

So, for publisher information, I'd suggest you contact Girl Scouts U.S.A.