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Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)

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Subject: Lyr. Green Cathedral
From: Tri
Date: 12 Feb 97 - 12:29 AM

Am looking for the rest of the lyrics to: I know a green cathedral, a shadowed forest green ... Thanks


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Subject: I Know a Green Cathedral; words
From: Tri
Date: 19 Mar 97 - 06:37 PM

Anyone have lyrics to this song? Used to sing it at Girl Scout camp, and also heard Garrison Keillor sing it on Prairie Home Companion a few years ago. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Green Cathedral
From: Hilary Ford
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 11:35 PM

I have been looking for the words too. I remember: I know a green cathedral A shadowed forest shrine Where leaves in love join hands above To (something) your prayer with mine

Beneath its .......

That's all I can remember


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Green Cathedral
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 05 Apr 03 - 11:09 PM

Might be this one from http://www.rhenishchurch-wc.org.hk/assembly%202002/20020818b.htm
    The Green Cathedral
    Anthems and Praises P.49
    Author: Gordon Johnstone, Carl Hahn

I know a green cathedral, a shadowed forest shrine,
where leaves in love join hands above and arch your prayer and mine;
within its cool depths sacred, the priestly cedar sighs,
and the fir and pine lift arms divine unto the pure blue skies.
 
In my dear green cathedral there is a flowered sent,
and choir loft in branched craft, where songs of bird hymns sweet;
and I like to dream at evening, when the stars its arches light,
that my Lord and God trends its hallowed sod,
in the cool calm peace of night. Hum......


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREEN CATHEDRAL
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 05 - 03:30 PM

I know a green cathedral, a hallowed forest shrine.
Where trees in love join hands above and arch your prayer and mine.

Within its cool depths sacred, the priestly cedat sighs.
And the fir and pine lift arms divine unto the clear blue skies.

In my dear green cathedral there is a quiet seat.
And chair aloft enbrach-ed croft and songs of birds hymn sweet.

And I like to think at evening when the stars its arches light.
That my Lord and God treads its hallowed sod in the cool, calm peace of night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: Barbara
Date: 04 May 05 - 04:12 PM

I believe the third verse should be:

In my dear green cathedral there is a quiet seat,
And choir loft in branch-ed croft with songs of bird's hymns sweet.

Or something close to that. Bird hymns sweet? (and of course, it's cedar, not cedat)

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 May 05 - 10:13 PM

Using Google, I found several sheet-music vendors and libraries that list "The Green Cathedral," with words by Gordon Johnstone, music by Carl Hahn, 1921. Couldn't find any lyrics, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: Peace
Date: 06 May 05 - 11:31 PM

TI: The Green Cathedral: Low Voice And Piano.
AU: Words by Gordon Johnstone; music by Carl Hahn.
PU: John Church
DT: 1921.
VL: Grade 1 1/2 braille; interpoint braille. 1 v. (8 p.) .
BR: X-J1803-00
PR: $3.06

http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:ML3PC6-o7k4J:www.aph.org/bookcat1/music.txt+%

Was available there on November, 2004.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,David in Chattanooga
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 08:50 AM

I was looking for the words to The Green Catherdral. We used to sing in in junior high. I found them on this forum and want to say Thank You to those who provided the words.


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Subject: ADD: The Green Cathedral
From: Peace
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 03:53 PM

~ The Green Cathedral ~
^^
I know a Green Cathedral,
with shadows for a Shrine,
Where leaves in love,
join hands above,
That arch your prayer and mine.

There is a Green Cathedral,
a favorite place of mine,
Where hearts are filled,
As time stands still, Forever,
true Love , you'll find.

Oh, do come to the Green Cathedral,
and fulfill your wildest dreams,
Colors brilliant bright,
Both day and night,
Illuminating Eternity it seems.

Yes, I know a Green Cathedral,
Peace and Tranquility
awaits you there,
Down a path that leads,
To satisfy all needs,
Such a Glorious feeling to bare.

You may ask,
Where is this Green Cathedral.
A quick trip,
we'll be there soon.
For it is located, you see,
Just where it should be,
East of the Stars,
and West of the Moon.

Now, Come with me
to the Green Cathedral.
In Your Dreams,
I'll take You there.
Where the Wind sings a tune,
Flowers forever, in bloom,
And Eternal LOVE,
does Always, fill the Air.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Reina in Hartford
Date: 16 May 07 - 10:58 PM

I give the same thank you as guest David. I also sang the song in junior high and was looking for the lyrics. Thank you! It must be a song that stays with you. God Bless.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 May 07 - 04:32 AM

Good to see this. I've been to the Tree Cathedral on the Dunstable Downs near Studham which is wonderful. Not sure if they do services there, but if they did, then this song/hymn would be perfect for it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Sky High
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 07:45 AM

Thank you so much. I have been trying to remember the words to this song for 40 years. I sang it at Girl Scout Camp in the 50's. I am also looking for the words to and name of a song the first line of which is

Beyond the plain of gold and green,
a young boy's head is plainly seen.

Or something like that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: Relson
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 01:22 AM

Guest Sky High,

I think the song you are looking for is "Above a Plain" a venerable old camp song.

I think the lyrics are as follows:

Above a plain of gold and green
A young boy's head is plainly seen.

Hu-ya Hu-ya Hu-ya, ya
Swiftly flowing water
Hu-ya,Hu-ya,Hu-ya, ya
Swiftly flowing Labe

But no tis not his lifting head
Tis Ifca's castle spires instead

Hu-ya etc.

For our pleasure it was made,
This gray old building deep in shade.

Hu-ya etc.

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Terry in CT
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 11:48 PM

you can buy the sheet music for $3.50

highlight and paste this hyperlink

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/smp_detail.html?item=1799362&cart=91523315559

Green Cathedral

   Your price $3.50

All of this is from

http://www.sheetmusic.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 12:45 PM

Lyrics by Relson are correct.
The musical score, with chords noted, and lyrics are given in the Girl Guides and Girls Scouts songbook, "Chansons de notre chalet," 5th ed., 1971.
The note says it is a Czech marching tune, adapted by Fjeril Hess and Lillian Jackson.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Terry in CT
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 10:56 PM

thanks a lot. When was in 7th and/or 8th grade (1955-1957) - I forget. We use to sing this song in music class. Our teacher was Mrs. Hutchinson and I swear to God, this lady was at the same time...bigger than a three-family house and one of the most wonderful teachers I ever had. She use to pound on the piano keyboard...so...so loud. But she made you (in a nice way) want to sing.

I loved her and I love that song. Now that I have found the song (see above, I bought the sheet music) does anyone know where I can get ahold of an actual recording of this wonderful piece?

Terry in CT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Kathy
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 02:57 PM

Thank you all for the information here. My mother died last week and we're also trying to find a recording to play at her funeral as this was a song we sang in our childhood. The only recording I've found is:
http://www.madisonhandbells.org/record.html
Please post though if you you find anything else as we won't be able to get this b4 the service.

Kathy in CA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Natalie Mallory
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 03:17 PM

Thank you so much. I have been searching for the words to this song for years. We use to sing it in our high school choir, under the direction of Marion Highsmith out of Ohio.

I have been out of High School for fifty years. Could hum the song but couldn't remember most of the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,nancy
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 10:04 AM

My daughter gave me the lyrics as a Christmas present since I loved it so. Fascinating how one teacher can make such an impact. I learned it in 1941/1942 in Kensington Grade School, Great Neck, NY. My teacher was Miss Sorenson, tall and thin with long "floating" arms and hands that come to think of it looked somewhat like branches with a gentle wind blowing through them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Bill Workman
Date: 25 May 08 - 09:20 AM

I have precious memories of this song from elementary school in the mid 1960's. I've always been in search of this and am thrilled to have just found it on www.sheetmusic.com. I've just placed my order.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Nathan in BB, TN
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 11:08 PM

I found myself humming this lovely old tune today while outside enjoying the beauty of the forest. I remember that our eight-grade music appreciation book was "Old Songs In New Dress". I related to this song, as well as others in the book, however, I "The Green Cathedral" was my favorite. After forty-seven years I could not remember all of the lyrics, and thank you so much for posting. I also enjoyed reading everyone's comments.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,ShadowDancer
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 06:18 PM

I'm glad I found this discussion. I've played a piano solo arrangement of "Green Cathedral" since 1973 (Carl Hahn, arranged by Bruce Carleton). I never realized it had words until a few years ago. Now if I can just figure out how the words and music fit together. This is one of those songs I like to play when I'm feeling upset; it always makes me feel so peaceful after playing it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 01:30 AM

God, I had forgotten this song. I must have learned it in eight grade 1964. Back when it was thought important that all kids be taught to sing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 04:19 PM

I am looking for the rest of the lyrics to The Green Cathedral - I know a green cathedral - a shadowed forest green .....

monnab@comcast.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 10:23 PM

I know a green cathedral, a sheltered forest shrine
Where trees in love, join limbs above to arch your prayer in mine.
Beneath its cool depths sacred, the priestly cedar sighs,
And the fir and pine lift arms divine unto the clear blue skies.

In my dear green cathedral there is a flowered seat
And choir loft in branched croft with songs of bird hymns sweet.

And I love to dream at evening, when the stars its arches light
That my Lord and God treads the hallowed sod in the cool, calm peace of night.
That my Lord and God treads the hallowed sod, in the cool calm peace of night.

After fifty five years, this is as close as I can remember to how
the song was sung. (One of my favorites too. Pat E.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Alyse T.
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 07:09 PM

I am so very thankful for those of you who posted the lyrics to "The Green Cathedral" Isn't it funny how after many, many years that a song pops into your head and you can't remember all the words. Happened to me. This particular song I sang at my college audition for my vocal professor way back in 1965. I had the sheet music but it was ruined by water damage. Tried to find the lyrics but to no avail til I found this web site. Beleive it or not I can still sing pretty good today and am looking forward to getting my copy of the music . Thanks again to all you wonderful people who took the time to answer someones' question.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Donna
Date: 05 Sep 09 - 11:21 AM

I know a green cathedral
A shadowed forest shrine
Where leaves in love
Join hands above
And arch your prayer and mine

Within this green cathedral
The priestly cedar sighs
And the fir and pine
Lift arms divine
Unto the clear blue skies.

In my dear green cathedral
There is a flowered seat.
And choir loft
In branched croft
With songs of birds hymns sweet.


And I like to dream at evening
When the stars its arches light
The my Lord and God tread its hallowed sod
In the cool calm peace of night.

That my Lord and God tread its hallowed sod
In the cool calm peace of night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,Donna
Date: 05 Sep 09 - 11:33 AM

I forgot a verse:

In my dear green cathedral
There is a flowered seat.
And choir loft
In branched croft
With songs of birds hymns sweet.

THEN
And I like to dream at evening........etc.
    Donna, I added the verse to your post above (in italics). I hope I did it right.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral
From: GUEST,GUEST - Ann in Fla
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 12:21 PM

Hello, I've remembered this song for years but it seemed nobody I asked ever remembered it. We sang it in 8th grade Chorus, unfortunately I can't remember the teacher's name, as I'd like to thank her. It was in Syracuse NY, Levy Jr High, 1955-56. Today I sang what I could remember (the first verse) to a friend who loved it. I think I did pretty well after after 53 years! So then I got the idea of doing a Google Search for the lyrics. and the rest, as they say, is history ... Thank you all so very very much!
PS: Now I'm going to Search for an audio recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,Mimi in St. Louis
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 07:11 PM

This song was sung as a solo in the outdoor chapel of my summer camp in Maine, back in the '60s. It is hauntingly beautiful, as was the chapel, and it floods me with treasured memories. I think of it often when I'm hiking. But then I find myself wishing I were back in Maine!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,kk in nj
Date: 29 Dec 09 - 09:11 PM

What wonderful comments! I too learned this song in elementary school (Willow Street. Fair Haven NJ) and every once in a while can recall parts of it, but never the whole song. It was extremely pleasurable to see all the lyrics. Thanks to all you posters.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 11:35 AM

I am looking for the music/score to "Green Cathedral", a church anthem by johnstone /Hahn.
Any tips?

bluesulphur3@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 07:29 PM

WorldCat might show you where you can find the sheet music in a library. Note that there are several different arrangements available.

Some of the links found with a Google search will lead you to places where you can buy the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,Brenda Wendelken
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 03:23 AM

I found the lyrics at sheetmusicplus.com. I had to buy the entire score, because it only showed the first three pages of the hymn, which had a very long piano intro.

Lyrics alone are also foound at a religious site called Seeking Spirit. It came up when I googled the title of the hymn as one of the choices.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 09:21 PM

Lyrics - I only remember part of them.

I know a green cathedral, a shadowed forest shrine, where leaves in love join hands above and arch your prayer and mine. Within it's cool depths sacred, the priestly cedar sighs ........

If you come up with the rest of them, please post.
Sadie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,Guest Jackie
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 10:11 PM

Hi Sadie...always liked this one.

I know a green cathedral,
a hallowed forest shrine. Where leaves in love join hands above
to arch your prayer and mine.

Within its cool depths sacred, the priestly cedar sighs.
And the fir and pine lift arms divine
unto the clear blue skies.



In my dear green cathedral
there is a quiet seat.
And choir loft in branched croft where songs of birds hymn sweet.



And I like to think at evening
when the stars its arches light. That my Lord and God treads its hallowed sod in the cool, calm peace of night.


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Subject: "The Green Cathedral " ( by: Johnstone & Hahn )
From: GUEST,Arkansas - Audrey Burtrum-Stanley
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 02:00 AM

At East Junior High School (in my hometown of Joplin, Missouri / early 1960s) we oft got to pick a song for the class. Singing was 'the big treat' in Mister Jim Williams's class, an elderly gentleman who was memorable for his love of music as well as caring greatly about 'his children' (students). This song - THE GREEN CATHEDRAL was always my favorite. A classmate played the piano on allllll the other songbook melodies, but Mr. W. did the honors on this tune. He became 'one-with-the-music' -- his eyes would close, head rolled back and his hands would flip away from the keyboard into the air as he added extra flurishes-of-notes. It was glorious! We really were blessed to have experienced his beautiful performance (a half century ago) -- and, to have had the opportunity to voice for the poetic lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,Jeri
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 03:19 PM

Is there a place called The Green Cathedral OR is it just a place?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,Barbara Dunkelberger Beck Hess
Date: 20 Mar 13 - 12:48 PM

The Green Cathedral verse by Gordon John stone, music by Carl Hahn, the John Church Company, Theodore Presser Co. Distributors, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, copyright MCMXXI (1921) By the John Church Company International Copyright, Printed in U.S.A.
"I know a green cathedral, a shadowed forest shrine, where leaves in love join hands above and arch your prayer and mine;
Within its cool depths sacred the priestly cedar sighs, and the fir and pine lift arms divine unto the pure blue skies.
In my dear green cathedral there is a flowered seat and choir loft in branched croft, where song of bird hymns sweet; and I like to dream at evening, when the stars its arches light, that my Lord and God treads its hallowed sod, in the cool, calm peace of night. Gordon Johnstone"
I heard one line differently: "where birds sing hymn songs sweet"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 01:24 PM

How we loved this song in the seventh and eighth grade!

There doesn't seem to be a MIDI of the melody on the Internet, so I made one and will send it in for posting. If you have been looking for the music check back here for a MIDI where the bell choir plays the introduction and then the simulated choir sings the melody.

It's not an easy song. It changes from the key of D to B-flat and back.

Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 06:34 PM

MIDI posted - see link in leeneia's post above. Nice tune. Yes, the melody does sound familiar.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,mdproducer
Date: 04 Jul 13 - 12:16 PM

I know a green cathedral, a shadowed forest shrine.
Where leaves in love join hands above to arch your prayer and mine.

Within its cool depths sacred, a priestly cedar sighs.
And the fir and pine lift arms divine unto the pure blue skies.

In my dear green cathedral there is a flowered seat.
And choir loft in branched croft where songs of bird hymn sweet.

And I like to dream at evening when the stars its arches light.
That my Lord and God treads its hallowed sod in the cool,
   calm peace of night.

That my Lord and God treads its hallowed sod in the cool,
   calm peace of night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: GUEST,Annie Reffue
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 09:25 PM

There was a Girl Scout Camp in the Adirondack Mountains near Caroga Lake NY. The name of the camp was Camp Kowaunkami. It was beloved by all that attended it. I was there as a child for 5 summers and as a counselor for 3 summers. This beautiful song was learned by all that attended. (I was there from 1948-53 as a child and 1960-63 as an adolescent counselor) These were truly the years of innocence and the world was much calmer even though it was a post WW2 time. At age 76 I still remember this and other inspiring songs but most of all I remember that we sang and rejoiced in friendship, fellowship and love for the beautiful gifts of nature. if only we could recapture these values today my heart and soul would sing!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Cathedral (Johnstone, Hahn)
From: leeneia
Date: 16 Jul 18 - 12:12 PM

I know what you mean, Annie.


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