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Lyr Req: Orion (James Zimmerman)

GUEST,streetsinger 15 Sep 07 - 05:34 AM
GUEST,Victor 15 Sep 07 - 05:50 AM
Jeri 15 Sep 07 - 08:47 AM
GUEST,ann ryan 05 Jul 16 - 09:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song about Orion
From: GUEST,streetsinger
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 05:34 AM

I'm trying to find information about a song that I first heard at a summercamp in New Hampshire.   From a few other websites I've been able to gather most of the lyric, but don't know who wrote or sang it, and have no melodic info. Here is the lyric I've gather so far:
Orion is arisin'?I can see his stars ablazing?In the middle of a clearlit country sky.?And it's never too surprising?That the sky is still amazing?Way out here where nothing hides it from my eye.
And sleeping outside in a bag as a kid?It seems like the best thing that I ever did?And chasing the shadows and the tracks in the snow,?Don't you know?
The day is getting colder?And I really start to wonder?Why we're clouding all our country skies to gray.?The world is getting older?I can hear it in the thunder?And the rain might come and chase us all away.
And sleeping outside in a bag as a kid?It seems like the best thing that I ever did?And chasing the shadows and the tracks in the snow,?Don't you know?
The moon is on the wane,?And it looks like it might rain,?Or even snow.?And how are we to stay here?If there's no room left to play here?Or to grow??Don't you know??Don't you know?

If anyone has any info on this I'd love to find out!

greenmanwest@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Orion
From: GUEST,Victor
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 05:50 AM

I remember Gary Moon sang a song called Orion.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ORION (James Zimmerman)
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 08:47 AM

I have no doubt that several people will post lyrics and information for the wrong song - 'Bold Orion' by Leo Kretzner, although there are several posts of it already.

I Googled for your song and found this blog entry containing the lyrics and information below. I added the formatting.

Orion
By James Zimmerman

Orion is arising
You can see his stars ablazing
Way out here in the middle of a deep blue country sky.

And still what is amazing
You can see his stars ablazing
Way out here where nothing hides it from my eyes.

And sleeping outside in a bag as a kid
It seems like the best thing that I ever did

And chasing the shadows
and the tracks in the snow
Don't you know?

The world is getting older
and I really start to wonder
why we're clouding all the country skys to gray

The world is getting colder
I can hear it in the thunder
and the rain may come and chase us all away!

And sleeping outside in a bag as a kid
It seems like the best thing that I ever did

And chasing the shadows
and the tracks in the snow
Don't you know?

The moon is on the wane
And it looks like it might rain
Or maybe snow.

And how are we to stay here
When there's no room left to play here
Or to grow
Don't you know? Don't you know?

This song was published in the 1974, 1978, 1981, and 1985 editions of the school music program Silver Burdett Music, Grade 6, published by Silver Burdett Company. "Orion" is Part 1 of a musical composition entitled Orion Suite, which was written by James Zimmerman.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orion (James Zimmerman)
From: GUEST,ann ryan
Date: 05 Jul 16 - 09:48 PM

until I started singing this in front of my friends... I had no idea this wasn't a commonly known song.... thanks for posting!


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