Thursday, December 16, 2010

Turning Toward the Morning

Song begins at 0:34
By Gordon Bok
Rise Up Singing chapter: Hope, p.119
Verses: C - F - / C - F G - / C - F - / C G F G
Chorus: G - C - / C - F G - / C - F - / C G F G
As you can see, they're the same but for the first line. The Am I throw into the chorus just for fun makes the pattern look like this:
Chorus: G - C - / C Am F G - / C - F - / C G F G

When the deer is bedded down and the bear is gone to ground
And the northern goose has wandered off to warmer bay and sound
It's so easy in the cold to feel the darkness of the year
And the heart is growing lonely for the morning

Oh my Joanie don't you know that the stars are swinging slow
And the seas are rolling easy as they did so long ago?
If I had a thing to give you I would tell you one more time
That the world is always turning toward the morning

Now October's growing thin and November's coming home
You'll be thinking of the season and the sad things that you've seen
And you hear that old wind walking, hear him singing high and thin
You could swear he's out there singing of your sorrows

When the darkness falls around you and the North Wind comes to blow
And you hear him call your name out as he walks the brittle snow
That old wind don't mean you trouble, he don't care or even know
He's just walking down the darkness toward the morning

It's a pity we don't know what the little flowers know
They can't face the cold November, they can't take the wind and snow
They put their glories all behind them, bow their heads and let it go
But you know they'll be there shining in the morning

Now my Joanie don't you know, that the days are rolling slow
And the winter's walking easy as he did so long ago?
And if the wind should come and ask you, "Why's my Joanie weeping so?"
Won't you tell him that you're weeping for the morning?

Also, my face is a little stretched fatwise because I also haven't quite got the hang of video reformatting. Love to you guys. Have a good day.

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