Lyr Req: Hello Friend(I see you're a stranger)
Subject: Lyr Req: Hello Friend(I see you're a stranger)|
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 03:22 AM
Hi fellow Muddy's,
I'm Looking for the words to a song a dear, now departed, friend of mine used to sing. The only lyrics I can remember were from the first verse, which doubled as the chorus.
I see you're a stranger
Where do you come from,
something in your face
reminds me of the dawn
and the northern lights are dimmed
beneath the colour of your skin
I'm glad that you could come.
Any takers please?
living in hope,
Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO FRIEND (Peggy Seeger)|
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 03:57 AM
THere you go - good song
Words & music by PEGGY SEEGER
1 Hello friend, I see you're a stranger - where do you come from?
Hello friend, something in your face reminds me of the sun -
But the northern light is thin against the darkness of your skin,
Hello, friend; I'm glad that you could come.
2 When you talk, I hear the echo of the places you have been,
When you walk, colours all around you fluttering in the wind –
When I listen to your song, I feel you really do belong;
Am I the stranger, the one who's just come in?
3 I think I know what made you come here, but what makes you want to stay?
Will you go if the weather and the welcome seem too cold and grey?
Do you feel you'll never find all the warmth you left behind? Never mind –
I hope you want to stay.
4 Did you find new friends to help you? Can you earn a living here?
Do you mind the smoke and grime around you and the warning loud and clear?
Or did your troubles just begin with the colour of your skin?
Never mind -I'm glad to see you here!
5 Did you come to climb a mountain and end up in a hole?
Have you won the right to join our people signing on the dole?
Can you be happy here amid suspicion and the fear,
Or will you run, and never more return?
6 Hello friend, all of us are strangers in this green and pleasant land,
Once again - battle ranks are forming and we need a brother's hand;
Yours' the fear and ours the shame, but our goal is just the same,
In the end this will be our native land.
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hello Friend(I see you're a stranger)|
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 04:37 AM
Ahh, Jim lad! Quick to the rescue!
Cheers mate , your blood's worth bottling!