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Lyr Add: Bless My Soul / Sweet Wind (Staines)

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A COWBOY'S HARD TIMES
A PLACE IN THE CHOIR
GOIN' BACK TO CAROLINA (Sweet Winds Blowing)
IN THE HEATHER
JUBILEE
MY SWEET WYOMING HOME
PLACE IN THE FIRE
RIVER
THE ROSEVILLE FAIR
THE YEARS THAT COME TO PASS
WHITE MOUNTAIN GOODBYE


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Subject: Lyr Add: Bless My Soul / I Can Feel the Sweet Win
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 16 - 03:16 AM

This song feels like a traditional song, but it isn't. The version in the Digital Tradition comes from Guy Carawan, but it was written by Bill Staines.

GOIN' BACK TO CAROLINA (Sweet Winds Blowing)[from DT]
(Bill Staines adapted Guy Carawan)

I can hear the soft winds blowin' through the valleys and the hills
I can hear the soft winds blowin'as I go, as I go,
I can hear the soft winds blowin' through the valleys and the hills
I'm goin' back to Carolina, bless my soul, bless my soul.

I can see the morning breakin' through the valleys and the hills,
I can see the morning breakin' as I go, as I go
I can see the morning breakin'through the valleys and the hills
I'm goin' back to Carolina, bless my soul, bless my soul.

I can feel a touch of heaven etc.

I can feel the people stirrin', etc.

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Subject: ADD I Can Feel the Sweet Winds Blowing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 16 - 03:33 AM

The song appears under the title "I Can Feel the Sweet Winds Blowing"in two songbooks from the Cooperative Recreation Service:
  • Bright Morning Stars (1984)
  • Songs to Sing and Sing Again (1984)
The song is attributed to Bill Staines (words and music) ©1977 by Folk-Legacy Records BMI.

Here's the version from Bright Morning Stars, page 60 (verse 6 from Songs to Sing and Sing Again):

The song appears under the title "I Can Feel the Sweet Winds Blowing"in two songbooks from the Cooperative Recreation Service:
  • Bright Morning Stars (1984)
  • Songs to Sing and Sing Again (1984)
The song is attributed to Bill Staines (words and music) ©1977 by Folk-Legacy Records BMI.

Here's the version from Bright Morning Stars, page 60:

I CAN FEEL THE SWEET WINDS BLOWING
(Bill Staines)

I can feel the sweet winds blowin'
Through the valleys and the hills.
I can feel the sweet winds blowin'
As I go, as I go.
I can feel the sweet winds blowin'
Through the valleys and the hills.
I'm goin' back to Carolina,
That's my home, that's my home.

2. I can feel a touch of heaven...
3. I can hear my people calling...
4. I can see a dawn a-breaking...
5. I can feel the people stirring....
6. I can see the children playing...


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Subject: ADD Version: Bless My Soul / Sweet Wind (Staines)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 16 - 03:51 AM

And finally, here's the version that's in the songbook, If I Were a Word, Then I'd Be a Song: Songs by Bill Staines published by Folk-Legacy Records, 1980 (Page 83)

BLESS MY SOUL (SWEET WIND)
(Bill Staines)

I can feel a sweet wind blowing
Through the valleys and the hills.
I can feel a sweet wind blowing
As I go, as I go.
I can feel a sweet wind blowing
Through the valleys and the hills.
I'm going back to Carolina,
Bless my soul, bless my soul.

I can see the morning breaking...

I can feel a touch of Heaven...

I can see the people stirring...

I can feel the sweet wind blowing....


Guitar in C with capo up 6 frets to sound in F sharp

The song appears on the Bill Staines Happy Wanderer CD under the title "I Can Feel the Sweet Wind Blowing (Bless My Soul)"


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