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Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)

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oldsalt @brainerd.net 19 Apr 99 - 12:49 AM
Joe Offer 19 Apr 99 - 02:25 AM
Rex 19 Apr 99 - 08:15 AM
Rex 20 Apr 99 - 12:03 PM
rob d. 20 Apr 99 - 02:49 PM
Alex 20 Apr 99 - 07:49 PM
Rex 22 Apr 99 - 01:14 PM
Alex 23 Apr 99 - 12:16 AM
Laurel 24 Apr 99 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,Brandywine 01 Jun 07 - 04:05 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Jun 07 - 02:48 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Jun 07 - 03:09 AM
GUEST 21 Jul 09 - 10:58 AM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 09 - 01:56 PM
maeve 21 Jul 09 - 02:15 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 09 - 02:17 PM
kendall 21 Jul 09 - 07:21 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 09 - 07:52 PM
GUEST 26 Sep 09 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Genevieve and Emily's Dad 10 Feb 14 - 09:28 PM
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Subject: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: oldsalt @brainerd.net
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 12:49 AM

I am looking for lyrics to the song, "Under the Quartermoon" a song about Lake Superior.

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 02:25 AM

Hi, Oldsalt - if you come across the lyrics, please post them here. there are a few of us here who are quite interested in Great Lakes songs. If you don't get a reply here, I'd suggest you might like to try Lee Murdock (click here) who has recorded a lot of Great Lakes Music.
-Joe Offer, formerly of Racine, Wisconsin-


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: Rex
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 08:15 AM

    As the moon slips over your waters,
    Sing to me softly Superior,
    Sing me a Chippewa story,
    Under the quarter moon.
That was recorded by Carla Sciaky in the '80s on the label Propinquity Records. Now the all important title of the album? I can't recall of course. You might check with Swallow Hill in Denver. It's a folk music organization. (www.swallowhill.com) They had a wonderful benefit concert for Singout! last night.

Rex


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Subject: Lyr Add: UNDER THE QUARTER MOON (Carla Sciaky)
From: Rex
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 12:03 PM

I dug out the album last night. It seems it isn't in print at this time. And the title is indeed "Under the Quarter Moon", Propinquity Records, 1988. No wonder I couldn't think of it. I didn't say before that the song was written by her. (Carla) As you're not likely to find the words elsewhere and spreading Carla's name around seems like a good thing, here's the words to it.
^^
UNDER THE QUARTER MOON
(Carla Sciaky, Salonica Publishing Co.)

Chorus:
As the wind slips over your waters
Sing to me sweetly Superior
Sing me a Chippewa Story
Under the quarter moon

Who has walked along your shoreline
Sweetly sing, sweetly sing
Ancient footsteps washed before mine
Under the quarter moon

chorus:

Who has tasted your lilting breezes
Sweetly sing, sweetly sing
And watched the cycle of your seasons
Under the quarter moon

chorus:

Who has heeded your murmured warnings
Sweetly sing, sweetly sing
Of coming storms with snowy winds roaring
Under the quarter moon

chorus:

Who like me has sat daydreaming
Sweetly sing, sweetly sing
Lulled by your crystal waters gleaming
Under the quarter moon

chorus:

Would that I possessed your vision
Sweetly sing, sweetly sing
Your timeless eyes and silent wisdom
Under the quarter moon

chorus:

Now then, while that album isn't around anymore, here is what she has available. I figure a plug for Carla won't hurt anyone.

Awakening
Spin the Weaver's Song
Wishes and Dreams: Songs composed with kids, for kids

These are available at Swallow Hill in Denver
(see above for website)
Also available at Elderly Instruments (www.elderly.com)

Alright, I'm done now.

Rex


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: rob d.
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 02:49 PM

This song also is on the MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) CD called Keepers. It may still be in print, and if it is, you should be able to order it directly from them. It has a bunch of great songs on it by various performers, so would not be a bad acquisition in any case.

rob d.


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: Alex
Date: 20 Apr 99 - 07:49 PM

What is Carla doing these days? She seems to have dropped out of sight and the EMail contact and phone number I had doesn't work. I'd like her to play at my folk club - anybody got a contact for her? (please DON'T publish it - I figure she likes her privacy. Just say you have one and I'll post a contact for me).


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: Rex
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 01:14 PM

You can reach Carla at the place I mentioned before. Swallow Hill Music Association. (www.swallowhill.com) If they have an email, I don't know it. But here's the phone number. (303) 777-1003. They can get you in touch.

Rex


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: Alex
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 12:16 AM

Thanks. I'll try to call them tomorow.


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics to 'under the quartermoon'
From: Laurel
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 02:28 PM

Hi! Well, Carla wrote the song or at least holds the copyright to it because we had to pay her $40 to record it on Faire Wind Snowed In.

Silant' Laurel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: GUEST,Brandywine
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 04:05 PM

Ok, got the words to Carla Sciaky's "Under the Quarter Moon." Such a beautiful song. Now where can I buy something with the tune on it? Tried to find the cds "Keepers" and "Faire Wind Snowed In" with no success, and the cd by the same name is out of print.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 02:48 AM

To hear an archived radio program that contains UNDER THE QUARTER MOON, sung by Carla Sciaky, click here and then advance to 1 hour 33 minutes from the beginning of the file.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 03:09 AM

Willowgreen, a Celtic band from Duluth, Minnesota, also recorded UNDER THE QUARTER MOON on their album "Inland Sea," which is available at their their web site. There is also a 30-second sound sample on that page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 10:58 AM

Try mudcat.org for those lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 01:56 PM

....and "Under the Quarter Moon" is now available on a Carla Sciaky album called Rewind: the Vinyl Years. Clever album title, eh? - although I've never actually seen anybody rewind an LP....

You can listen to the song on Carla's Myspace site. Beautiful song - it sounds very familiar. I wonder if anybody else has recorded it. Gee, this is wonderful stuff. Every song on her MySpace site is a gem - but "Quarter Moon" set me into Great Lakes nostalgia and brought a tear to my eye.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: maeve
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 02:15 PM

Kath Westra sings it so sweetly!

maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 02:17 PM

Ah, that's where I must have heard it!

Thanks, Maeve.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: kendall
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 07:21 PM

Kathy always sings that one for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 07:52 PM

Hey - I want to drive around Lake Superior. Anybody want to do it with me?

I've done Erie, Huron, and Michiganl and I want to do all five. I was hoping to get Rick Fielding to drive around Lake Ontario with me, but he left us before I got around to it.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 05:49 PM

HI. you have me so confused, so tearful, so full of love and understanding nothing but empathy, and compassion; i was humbled a long time ago YES I know. See how life can be so mentally devastating...that what I felt in your presence; someone who knew me
so intimitly that just breathing the same air was somehow a sexual experience....Now I complete my material and mundane issues of human existance...my own unique experience placed before me karma I've learned...but life so new; so amazingly new...it's true,; for me it's
ever new....I admit it; ok, I do remember you.CS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Quarter Moon (Carla Sciaky)
From: GUEST,Genevieve and Emily's Dad
Date: 10 Feb 14 - 09:28 PM

This and "Evermore", also from the Quarter Moon album, were two of the lullabies that I used to sing the girls to sleep - some 23 years ago. I hadn't sung it in years and then something tugged that mental thread bringing it to mind. I realized I couldn't recall all the lyrics. Thanks to Rex for posting them back in `99 and uncountable thanks and best wishes to Carly Sciaky.


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