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Lyr Add: Ode to John M. Ross

MCMC 30 Sep 09 - 01:08 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Ode to John M. Ross
From: MCMC
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 01:08 PM

ODE TO JOHN M. ROSS

(to the tune of "Rolling Down To Old Maui" - adapted by M. Moore-Campagna)

We gather here to sing the praise of a colleague and a friend
He had a lot of varied interests and served them to the end
Although he was an East Coast native, he made the West his home
And he always would return again, no matter how far he'd roam

Rolling down to old Maui, me boys,
Rolling down to old Maui
He's homeward bound in the Puget Sound
Rolling down to old Maui

An accomplished writer of technical books, and a font of knowledge too
His friends would oft' consider him their local tech guru
He served his neighborhood council well and always stayed involved
And he worked on local challenges until they were resolved

Rolling down to old Maui, me boys,
Rolling down to old Maui
He's homeward bound in the Puget Sound
Rolling down to old Maui

The work he'd done in the U.S. Coast Guard served him in good stead
He brought his radio knowledge and a will to get ahead
The Seattle Folklore Society and the Mudcat Café found
His music collection and library were a source of great renown

Rolling down to old Maui, me boys,
Rolling down to old Maui
He's homeward bound in the Puget Sound
Rolling down to old Maui

The Northwest Folklife Festival staff would see him every May
His Band Scramble box clutched in his arm, to the stage he made his way
He'd assemble musicians from near and far and put them each in a band
And the trophies he and John Watt made for the winners were quite grand

Rolling down to old Maui, me boys,
Rolling down to old Maui
He's homeward bound in the Puget Sound
Rolling down to old Maui

At harvest time, his cider press was requested far and wide
And the cider he received in return he then consumed with pride
A toy train fan, he'd often volunteer at the railroad show
Where he showed the kids from all around how model trains could go

Rolling down to old Maui, me boys,
Rolling down to old Maui
He's homeward bound in the Puget Sound
Rolling down to old Maui

Although he's gone from among our midst, his spirit still remains
In the things he loved: the music, cider, radio, books and trains
He has been committed to the waves, as befits one who loved the sea
He'll be drifting around in Puget Sound, rolling down to old Maui

Rolling down to old Maui, me boys,
Rolling down to old Maui
He's homeward bound in the Puget Sound
Rolling down to old Maui


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ode to John M. Ross
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 01:22 PM

Well done!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ode to John M. Ross
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 05:39 PM

That is great. I am sure he would be quite tickled by it. mg


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