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Lyr Add: We Are The River

open mike 27 Dec 10 - 03:43 PM
Joe Offer 27 Dec 10 - 04:51 PM
open mike 28 Dec 10 - 12:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: We Are The River
From: open mike
Date: 27 Dec 10 - 03:43 PM

I have posted this a couple of times,
(in threads about river songs)
but it has not made it into the D,T,

(source unknown)

We are the River

We are the river,
We're gonna wash your levees down
Coming down from the Mountain
We're comin' right down thru your town
We're gonna join with the other rivers
You know, the dam don't stand a chance
Because no dam that man can build will stand
When the sea begins to dance
oh, when the sea begins to dance

We're gonna join with the fishes
and help them on their way
though the man tries to kill them
and frighten them away
From the depths up to the surface
you know the fishes can't be found
Because only water knows where the water flows
when the river's underground
when the river's underground

Maple buds are bloomin'
and the small stream trickles down
snows are a-meltin'
and the river rushes round in town
We'll have no more of your reservoirs
keepin' us from bein' free
because flood time is here my friend
and we're almost to the sea,
you know we're almost to the sea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: We Are The River
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Dec 10 - 04:51 PM

Songwriter & source information? Where can we find a recording? Where did you learn it?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: We Are The River
From: open mike
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 12:51 AM

oral tradition...
around the camp fire
have posted it twice
before on river song
threads...and no one
had source info....

hoping to find author
no luck yet....

anyone have any background
on this one...

i could sing it and
somehow record it
so the tune could be
made available...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: We Are The River
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 10:13 PM

I found this in a PDF document called Pilgrim Warrior Songbook:


WE ARE THE RIVER
Source unknown

We are the river. We're gonna wash your levees down.
We're comin' from the mountains and we're movin' through your town.
We're gonna join with the other rivers and then we'll get our chance
'Cause no dam the man can make will stand when the sea begins to dance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: We Are The River
From: open mike
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 01:27 AM

yes this chant is one that has been passed on by oral tradition..
sounds similar to some that Libana do..that is the only written reference i have seen to it..and still no attribution. thanks for finding that interesting collection of songs and chants.


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