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Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me (J Lester

Metchosin 24 May 05 - 11:10 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me
From: Metchosin
Date: 24 May 05 - 11:10 AM

Does anyone have the complete lyrics to The River, Mother Nature and Me
by Jenny Lester? I'd really like to do it in a song circle this coming weekend. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me
From: Metchosin
Date: 25 May 05 - 12:25 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me
From: Metchosin
Date: 25 May 05 - 12:10 PM

I thought perhaps Blackwalnut might have this song as she mentioned it on a previous thread. Jenny Lester is a very fine bluegrass musican/singer/songwriter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 May 05 - 11:22 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 May 05 - 11:09 AM

well.......maybe not this weekend. LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 May 05 - 08:31 PM

Sometimes you have to bait the hook.

Here's an excerpt transcribed from the sound sample at http://www.jennylester.com/Albums.html:

THE RIVER, MOTHER NATURE AND ME
Jenny Lester

There's a place in the north where you still see the moon shine
When the morning sun is high.
It's a place Mother Nature takes all her children
None are more willing than I.
Sitting on rocks down by the river,
Feeling the powers that be,
You can howl at the moon, wade the deep water.
There's no place that I'd rather be:
Just the river, Mother Nature and me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me
From: Metchosin
Date: 31 May 05 - 12:20 PM

Thanks for the tip Jim. Apparently she was inspired to write the piece after spending some time alone in a wilderness camp, if I recall correctly, as a cook and worrying about grizzleys.

Her first instinct, when she had to go get water, was to sing, but all she could come up with at the time was a somewhat loud tuneless, dum de dum dum dum.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me (J Lester
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 10 - 02:34 AM

My husband worked in a camp with Jenny Lester. She was the cook there.
She's an amazing lady with the soft spirit of an exceptional bluegrass artist.
This is my favourite song she's every written... and perhaps my favourite bluegrass song.
Her CD's are available online and in stores, here in Whitehorse, Yukon... look for Hungry Hill Bluegrass Band.


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Subject: ADD: The River, Mother Nature and Me (Jenny Lester
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 10 - 02:52 AM

Here are all the lyrics to this hypnotic song. I can appreciate it more living beside the Yukon River.

THE RIVER, MOTHER NATURE AND ME
(Jenny Lester)

There's a place in the north where you still see the moon shine
When the morning sun is high.
It's a place Mother Nature takes all her children
None are more willing than I.

Sitting on rocks down by the river,
Feeling the powers that be,
You can howl at the moon, wade the deep water.
There's no place that I'd rather be:
Just the river, Mother Nature and me.


Sitting on rocks, down by the river
Feeling the powers that be.
You can howl at the moon, wade the deep waters
There's no place that I'd rather be
Just the river, mother nature and me.

If you listen at nite time
You'll hear her heart beating
It's a rhythm that lulls me to sleep
If I wake in the city
I'll dream of the river
It's a feeling that I long to keep.

Sitting on rocks, down by the river
Feeling the powers that be.
You can howl at the moon wade the deep waters.
There's no place that I'd rather be.
Just the river, mother nature and me.


If your heart needs healing go down to the river.
And quietly sit on the shore.
You'll feel her run through you to mend and renew you.
You'll feel life like never before.

Sitting on rocks, down by the river
Feeling the powers that be.
You can howl at the moon, wade the deep waters.
There's no place that I'd rather be.
Just The river, mother nature and me.
Just The river, mother nature and me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The River, Mother Nature and Me (J Lester
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 10 - 02:57 AM

Thank you very much for posting this song. The Mudcatter who requested it, Metchosin, died in 2008 - but the rest of us will think of Metchosin as we read these lyrics.

-Joe-


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