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Thread #219   Message #578898
Posted By: Lin in Kansas
24-Oct-01 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ring of Bright Water
Subject: Lyr Add: RING OF BRIGHT WATER (Tom Campbell)
And here's Glenn Yarbrough's version of Ring of Bright Water, from my newly found stash of ancient LPs. Not by Steve Gillette, though, so wouldn't swear to this being the one originally requested...

Lin

RING OF BRIGHT WATER
by Tom Campbell; arranged & conducted by Perry Botkin, Jr.
Performed by Glenn Yarbrough on "It's Gonna Be Fine,"
RCA LSP 3472 (SPRS 4519)
© Radio Corporation of America 1965

I would marry you with a Ring of Bright Water,
Whose ripples travel from the heart of the sea.
I'd marry you with a ring of light along the swift river,
I would marry you with a Ring of Bright Water.

I would marry you with a boundless circle of stars,
To measure out the days and nights, the months and the years.
I'd ring you round with the moon above that sets the tides to glowin',
Oh I would marry you with a boundless circle of stars.

And I would marry you with the sun's bright circle,
And trace it in the summer sky, too dazzling to see,
And crown you with the clouds that gather round the snowy mountains,
Oh, I would marry you with the sun's bright circle.

I would marry you with a Ring of Bright Water,
Whose ripples travel from the heart of the sea.
I'd marry you with a ring of light along the swift river.
I would marry you with a Ring of Bright Water.